Recycling Textile Waste

James Robinson Fibres Ltd are one of the largest collectors, sorters and graders of textile hosiery waste in the United Kingdom. Our textile recycling department diverts significant volumes of textile waste from landfill by converting the waste into re-usable textile raw material.

We offer a national collection service and are receivers of most post industrial Textile wastes. The list below represents the wide range of materials that we receive and recycle or supply onwards for recycling.


Knitting wastes

- Acrylic / Acrylic wool

- NEW clippings from the knitwear industries

Cotton / synthetic & cotton knitting wastes
Knitted old/ acrylic sweaters

Post consumer 'rags' not cleaned or deemed suitable for re-use as clothing, but suitable for exporting for recycling

Wool wastes

Spot 'lots' from all areas of textile production: scoured wools, shoddy blends and worsted and woollen spinning wastes 

Polyester belting and high tenacity thread waste
Wool and wool / synthetic carpet threads
Weaving / upholstery threads
Post industrial waste

Polyester filling wastes -

Carpet off cuts / trim -

Post consumer waste

- Mattress waste

- Polyester fillings waste

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