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Molecular regeneration of garment waste by converting it into a high-quality resource applicable for apparel, home, and industrial end use…

Stacy Flynn, CEO & Co-Founder of Evrnu SPC, joins Nataliya Makulova on location at ReMode Conference in Los Angeles.

In this episode:

  • Liquifying garment waste to a polymer level and turn into new clothing
  • How the company was started in 2014  because a solution was needed that make a dent in apparel industry sustainability issues
  • Why the process is like making pasta - push the materials through a dial that looks like a shower head
  • Working with cotton, and how consumers throw away 80% of textiles into the garbage can
  • A new fiber is recoverable stretch fabric
  • Easy to recover and reuse stretch fiber (traditionally not as circular, difficult to break down)
  • Thinking about what happens to a product after someone is done using it
  • Allowing the apparel industry to grow while reducing ecological impact
  • How it is very scary starting a business and putting everything in, especially when there is no example for people to imagine what this is and whether it can be successful
  • Riding the waves of great day terrible day, great day terrible day
  • How Evrnu is now accepted by incredible brands and investors are taking a chance on them
  • Making money working with apparel brands and retailers to develop concept garments—as an outside R and D company to build products that outperform what virgin materials could do on their own
  • Technology licensing, and the ability to quickly scale
  • Use existing waste supply chain, closing the loop, creating disruption in the industry
  • Not bypassing re-use channels

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