Texmari.com opens a marketplace for excess textiles and textile cuttings that covers the Nordic countries and the Baltics.
The need for change in the textile industry has been long desired. Overproduction and destroying unsold stocks and textiles ending as waste is not sustainable. The practices of the industry must therefore change. Recycling textiles alone does not eliminate the huge carbon footprint of the textile industry. We should move from buying and consuming to sharing the resources.
It’s time for the textile industry to set new standards for managing excess inventory and reducing emissions. This is achievable when we open up the system, making a sustainable textile industry possible, understandable and useful.
Many companies in the textile industry process their excess textiles as a disposable textile, waste. The amount of fabric that ends up as waste can be partially prevented in companies in the industry by quality control and product design measures. However, the creation of excess textiles cannot be completely influenced in advance. Manufacturing a fabric is a long process. In advance, it is impossible to prevent any errors to occur. Fabric quality, dyeing, processing or transportation can cause problems for the fabric, which is why you might not want to use the textile in your production.
Our operating model is simple:
- we give visibility to your excess textile stock
- excess textiles get a new life and together we reduce textile waste
- we give analytics on how much our actions generated savings
Act to prevent textiles ending up in a landfill
It is often difficult to avoid the creation of excess material in production. If you can’t find a use for the extra material in your own production, it can find an important role in someone else’s production. When the material is reused as is, its value is preserved. The most ecological material option is that which can be saved from waste without resource-consuming processing.
Reduce waste and emissions
The material should only be recycled when it cannot be used or repaired as it is. Although recycling also extends the life cycle of the material, it is a process that consumes natural resources. If the material cannot be recycled, it often ends up as incinerator waste or in a landfill. Both methods are polluting. Already produced textiles are the most environmental and economical materials possible.
Get measurable results
Unified data from the Nordics and Baltics gives us the best possible perspective on unused raw materials and end products in the industry. We give users transparency and added value to the production chain in real time. Our tools allow users to track the progress to minimise footprint and rewards them for making better choices. We measure water, carbon dioxide emissions and waste with our reporting tool.