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CottonCycle.

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The Sustainable Materials Startup

We are on a mission to make fashion circular.

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Fashion’s Footprint

Our planet is in serious trouble and world’s addiction to new clothes is doing more harm than you may think.

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Africa
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Each year, 92 million tonnes of textile waste end up in landfills.

70% of the world’s textile waste ends up in Africa.

Less than 1% of clothes are recycled into new clothes.

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The Problem.

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CottonCycle.

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CottonCycle.

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Bio-based Materials.

We're proud to introduce our innovative bio-based synthetics, a sustainable material that won the prestigious 'Make It Circular Challenge' by What Design Can Do and the IKEA Foundation. Sourced from post-harvest agricultural biomass, these materials are a testament to our commitment to sustainability and innovation.


By transforming waste from sugar, pineapple, and corn production into high-quality textiles, we're not only utilizing fewer resources but also matching the qualities of petroleum-based alternatives. These bio-based fabrics represent a major leap forward, offering the remarkable ability to decompose naturally, ensuring a smaller ecological footprint and a brighter future for our planet.

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The Problem.

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CottonCycle.

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CottonCycle.

Turning 70% of the world’s textile waste into new textile and agricultural inputs to increase climate resilience for smallholder farmers across Africa.

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How does it work?

CottonCycle is a post-consumer polyester and cellulose recycling system using hydrothermal and dissolution treatment on cotton and polyester blends.


  • Recycled Polyester (rPET): We recover over 97% of polyester fibers, significantly cutting down energy use by 70% compared to virgin PET production. This sustainable approach curbs fossil fuel extraction and reduces the textile industry's carbon footprint.


  • Cellulosic Superabsorbent Polymer (C-SAP): Transforming cotton into a powerful water-retentive aid, C-SAP can absorb 30 times its weight in water, drastically improving soil moisture and boosting cotton yields by up to 15% in water-scarce regions.
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CottonCycle.

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Our Mission.

At Rethread Africa, we are on a mission to revolutionize the fashion industry by creating a closed-loop system, turning challenges into opportunities, and leading the way toward a world where nothing goes to waste.

Our Vision.

Our vision is a future where the fashion industry and the environment coexist harmoniously, fostering a healthier planet for future generations.

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CottonCycle.

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Meet the

Rethread Team

We are a group of stubborn optimists who believe in the power of people, the planet, and science. We are always looking at growing with great talent so join us!

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Noreen Mwancha

Sustainability

Mitesh Varsani

Operations

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Vincent Momanyi

Polymer Research

Charles Oyamo

Team Lead

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Be a Part of Our Mission.

At Rethread Africa, we're always on the lookout for exceptional individuals who share our passion for sustainability and the courage to tackle grand challenges. We believe in the power of diverse talents coming together to innovate and drive meaningful change in the fashion industry and beyond. If you're ready to make a significant impact and join a team committed to solving some of the world's most pressing problems, we'd love to hear from you.


Write to us and become a part of our journey towards a sustainable, waste-free future

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info@rethread.africa

rethreadafrica@gmail.com

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Rwanda.

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