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Recovo & Dcycle team up to measure the impact of textile waste.

Updated on
May 3, 2023

Recovo, the next big promise of textile circularity in Spain, together with Dcycle, have joined forces with the aim of measuring the environmental savings generated by Recovo's business activity.

Recovo is a B2B platform where fashion brands can buy and sell deadstock fabrics, thereby avoiding the production of new fabrics and the over-consumption of natural resources.Reusing fabrics is a big step towards circularity. It avoids greenhouse gas emissions from fabric incineration. 

Many brands have already benefited from this platform to sell and buy natural, recycled or synthetic fabrics. These include Ecoalf, Pyratex, Hemper and Pronovias.

"Our main need was to demonstrate in a quantifiable way the environmental impact associated with the re-use of existing materials versus newly produced materials," says Monica Rodriguez, CEO of Recovo.

Through Dcycle's environmental intelligence engine, more than 900 types of fabrics have been processed in an automated and personalized way, which has involved filtering more than 1 million pieces of data. The final result of this analysis is the personalized data sheets with the impact (liters of water, kg of CO2 and m2 of textile waste saved) associated with each fabric available on the Recovo website.

Using this information, it has been possible to calculate the total savings generated by Recovo since it started its activity in July 2021. In just one year the company has managed to save more than 50 million liters of water and save more than 1 million m2 of textile waste.

"Every time Recovo makes a product upload we analyze more than 10 million data to generate the most reliable impact metrics in real time. I believe that after this project no brand has an excuse for not measuring and improving its environmental impact," says Juanjo Mestre, CEO of Dcycle.

Recovo's customers will now be able to make a better purchasing decision thanks to the access to complete and transparent information about the recovered fabrics. This collaboration has made it possible to achieve Recovo's goal: to transform the traditional textile sourcing model through technology, traceability and access to reliable information.

Thank you for your interest in this project. Sustainability requires collaboration between companies and the use of new technologies to create business models such as Recovo or Ecodicta. This allows to lengthen the life cycle of products and accelerate the implementation of sustainability in the fashion industry.

Find out how Dcycle has helped other companies to improve their sustainability in a smart and simple way here.