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In the old textile recycling days, everyone knew ‘the game of unspoken truths’. It belonged to us. We had our heritage and we all knew our roles. Contracts were not necessary – deals worth many thousands were made on ‘just’ a handshake. We were ‘just’ trying to make an ‘honest’ living. Let me tell you a story about heavy industry, revolutions and ethics.
In conventional woollen cloth manufacturing, a warp is made from yarn that runs parallel to a cloth’s length but is ‘hidden' in its centre. The warp is fed from cone-shaped bobbins (to reduce surface tension) through a frame that allows yarn to be loaded onto a drum. Next, the drum is positioned on a loom, turning slowly to deliver warp threads running the length of the cloth.
Great news that Yorkshire-based iinouiio is looking to produce its first range of yarns made from 80% recycled wool.....
Welcome to iinouiio’s website, which offers a unique insight into their world of woollen textile recycling. Unbelievably, it’s a world kick-started by co-founder, John Parkinson, over thirty years ago under the trading name of ‘Evergreen’. He was a young, thrusting pioneer then and still is.....