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Martex bags Fruit of the Loom contract
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Feb '10
Fruit of the Loom, one of the world's most trusted brands, shows exceptional understanding of its environmental impact. As a vertical producer of apparel and a 150 year old American company, Fruit of the Loom is committed to ensuring that each piece of left over fabric cutting scrap has a second life.

Recently, Fruit of the Loom announced plans to extend its on-going waste recycling initiative with a commitment that its textile fabric waste streams be recycled into useable products.
Working with leading waste recycling firm Martex Fiber Southern Corp. of Spartanburg South Carolina, Fruit of the Loom's domestic and Central American manufacturing plants will make sure that their textile fabric waste is being put to its best use without negatively impacting the environment.

Today, while recycling has become a priority in the textile industry, it is widely understood that vast quantities of textile waste still go to landfill. These numbers are even higher when textile waste that is downgraded into incineration fuel is included in the calculations, or is “cherry picked” resulting in the higher-end material going for quick sale and the lower price product landing in the local dump (often the producer is left unaware.) Textile manufacturers seeking to insure that their waste is properly recycled are relying on firms like Martex Fiber to handle their recycling. Martex Fiber is the largest vertical processor of its kind, offering an in-house capacity to re-fiberize fabric waste and make raw fiber, which is then used in fill products, non woven or spinning applications. Martex Fiber also converts recycled cotton fiber into yarn through its Jimtex Yarns operation in Lincolnton GA location.

“While we probably could have received more for single items on our waste list, selling all the waste to one vendor gives us the ultimate control over what happens after it leaves our factory” said Ted Goolesby Fruit of the Loom. “Martex Fiber has been a responsible partner of ours for many years. We appreciate their efforts to explore new markets for textile waste and together our efforts have led to many innovative materials. Some of these waste-based fibers products have been used to insulate cars, fill mattresses or even go back into making new apparel fabrics.”

Jimmy Jarrett of Martex Fiber, who manages the waste contract with Fruit of the Loom, commented that “for years, Fruit of the Loom has been incredibly forward-thinking and ecologically responsible…Even before it was fashionable to 'be green', Fruit of the Loom was conscious about waste reduction and worked to manage its waste most effectively.” Jarrett is especially proud of Martex Fiber's Jimtex Yarns division accomplishments. “At Jimtex, we take waste from cut and sew operations, like Fruit of the Loom's t-shirt and underwear cuttings, and convert it back into a first quality cotton blend yarn. The possibility for large scale apparel producers to actually take their own waste and have it processed back into yarn and then back into finished product is now a reality. It is very exciting!” said Jarrett.

Martex Fiber Southern Corp


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