We work with leading academic institutions to pioneer cradle-to-cradle recycling. Every garment and every pair of shoes could form part of closed loop recycling.

Soon, there will be less appetite to continually produce raw materials with greater emphasis on sustainability. SOEX are pioneering the technology to take the cycle of re-utilisation to a whole new level.

It currently requires between 10,000 – 30,000 litres of water to produce a single cotton T-shirt, producing between 1.5-3.6kgs of CO2. Using recycled fibres and material can reduce these numbers by up to 95%.

Nothing goes to waste; buttons, zips, chains and rivets are all removed by our state of the art processing machines, and sent for recycling. Even the dust generated in the process is compressed into blocks and used again in the manufacture of paper, concrete production or utilised as energy. Our state-of-the-art facilities even generate solar power, with surplus power fed back into the local grid.

In association with EPEA International Environmental Research GmbH, SOEX provides an annual prize for the most innovative and experimental scientific work, with the aim or result of keeping textiles, clothing  and shoes in a continuous cycle of circulation.

All around the world SOEX are taking shoe and textile recycling to a whole new level, making the benefits to our environment, clear to everyone. Collecting unwanted shoes and clothes allows us to help conserve important natural resources

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