Keeping Textiles Circular: Interviewing Meryl Fabrics (PART 1)

In preparation for our upcoming webinar on the 21st of April, the PCIAW® has sat down with Meryl Fabrics® to discuss some of the burning questions we have regarding their circularity solutions. This week we will be covering microplastic pollution, eliminating chemicals from production and working with partners for circularity. There are more questions coming next week, so be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date with our events.

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How is Meryl Fabrics® helping to prevent microplastic pollution?

“Our mission is to lead radical change in the materials of the textile industry, starting from a molecular quality structure to provide fully recyclable smart yarns & fabrics with zero microplastic pollution.  Our technology uses Hydrogen bonding to create strong molecular chains that seal in all microfibres in the yarns, and there is no release of microfibres into the air and oceans.  Our advanced technology provides an innovative solution to the world’s microplastic problem and extends the durability of the garment.”

What enables Meryl Fabrics® to remove chemicals from its textile production?

“The textile finishing industry is one of the greatest consumers and polluters of high quality fresh water per kilo of the treated material. The term “finishing” covers all chemical additives that serve to improve the appearance, texture or performance of low-quality fibres.

Meryl’s fabrics have been developed with performance in mind and with outstanding properties without the need for any topical chemical treatments to either the yarn, fabric or garment. No use of silicones or softeners is needed to enhance the Meryl touch.”

How does Meryl Fabrics® collaborate with partners to ensure circularity in the supply chain?

“Meryl Fabrics® have developed these technologies with partners, we own the entire process and oversee everything. This makes our supply chain extremely transparent. We also differ at the disposal stage as we require all materials to be sent back to us to provide a new batch of raw materials to be made into new fabrics. This makes it incredibly easy for the customer to simply buy, use and return to Meryl. The Meryl fabric is also very cost-effective, produces garments of superior quality, and is three to five times more durable than conventional materials. The yarns used in the production process have highly effective anti-microbial properties that remain active throughout it’s working life.”

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