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Laying a blend

11.03.2020 Blog
Laying a blend

‘Laying a blend’ refers to an old industrial technique of preparing raw post and pre-consumer textile wastes before recycling (shredding or ‘pulling’) back to fibres or a semi-fibrous state. Different ingredients were layered in a block (or blend) on a workshop floor (think: making a trifle) to achieve the best mix for shade and quality before pulling out armfuls from tonnes of material in the ‘same’ ratio of ingredients by hand (like cutting a cake) and feeding it through a recycling machine (rag grinder). Getting the blend ‘right’ at this stage was crucial to its ‘reincarnation’ when ‘carded’ (think: ‘combed’) and spun back into a yarn. Getting it ‘wrong’ usually meant trouble all the way to cloth and into finished garments. Similarly, creating the textiles that iinouiio offer on this website involved design decisions based upon a ratio of ingredients, production methods that ensure responsible production, ensure high quality and offer competitive prices.

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