Discarded tampon fabric
- story by MaterialDistrict
This textile is developed by Enschede Textielstad as a prime example of how, through recycling, waste can be turned into something precious. A yarn is spun out of discarded tampons and turned into a fabric that is suitable for curtains, linings and even wedding dresses.
Every month (pun intended) Enschede Textielstad’s recycling partner receives a lot of discarded tampons from a manufacturer. Normally this material would be burnt, but the company saves some, spins it at a spinning mill in Europe and weaves a high quality textile from it in their weaving mill in Enschede. On request they can also make thicker qualities, for instance for upholstery purposes.