If there's one thing that's typically always true about most of the people in the world, it is that they love to dress. With awareness regarding recycling and conserving the environment, the concept of green textile has become popular, consequently, today concept of textile recycling is gaining momentum. Many buyers and also designers do not shy away from using recycled textile raw material to create something fresh. The idea behind recycling textile waste is to make certain that the manufacturing process involved to create something new doesn't end in doing more harm than good to the world's well-being. Today, many people are aware that even when they are dressing to impress the world, they must ensure that their dressing doesn't impact the environment. The textile waste recycling ensures this.

The textile waste is mainly categorised as post-industrial textile waste and post-consumer textile waste. The post-industrial recycling is a common practice and has been there for years. The post-industrial waste includes the by-products from textile like fibres, trimmings left on the cutting room floor in apparel and other textile product manufacturing facilities. Recent years have witnessed a boom in post-consumer textile recycling, as there are several consumer recycling programmes in practice across the world. The post-consumer waste includes waste of fleece, flannel, corduroy, cotton, nylon, denim, wool, and linen, which have already been either used by the consumers. Such products are recycled into a product for the consumer market again.

The textile waste material industries include shoddy manufacturers, who recycle or remanufacture wool; laundry and wiping rag producer, who manufacture recycled rags for cleaning purposes; sorted clothing, which involves used clothing; shredders, who destroy the waste and reproduce it via recycling; garnetters are involved in the garneting process, which includes the recovering of fibres from hard twisted waste, rags and fragments. Under this process the materials return to a fluffy fibrous condition so it can be reused in blends. The process of garnetting involves use of machines. The process includes: sorting used woollens, cutting out the labels in the garments, loading to chopper each stage of garneting involves use of finer-toothed mesh, followed by fibrous stage, removing the button, preparing fibre webs, spinning the yarn, preparing yarn for weaving and finishing the blankets.