RSCUW PROJECTS / SAYANEXT
Recycling the Industry’s Elephant In the Room
RSCUW provides a renewal solution for rolls of fabric and offcuts that don’t make it into a garment
RSCUW = Recycled Scrap and Cutting Waste
Seeking to provide solutions to the industrial waste problem shrouding our industry, SAYA RSCUW (Recycled Scrap and Cutting Waste) is the industry’s most advanced mix content recycling project yet. The program addresses the garment industry’s largest areas of hidden waste: cutting scrap and overstock fabrics. Statiscally cutting scrap (up to 30% waste per yard) and fabric overstock recycling has been difficult and expensive. SAYA RSCUW creates new recycling possibilities for what would typically be discarded.
Fabric cutting scrap is an inevitable part of garment manufacturing that results in up to 30% wastage per yard. In the past most of these scraps are downcycled, end up in landfills or incinerators as there are no commercially effective methods of recycling them. As a leader in the renewal fiber industry, SAYA is committed to finding a solution. Working together with our global network of brands and garment manufacturers worldwide, SAYA is tackling the issue head on.
Despite good intentions and improved efficiencies in production planning, fast fashion and the textile industry on the whole, production overstock is still a serious and overlooked problem. These deadstock and overstock creates millions of yards of our industry’s unaccountable waste. This has been a hidden and inconvenient reality as there are no effective ways of alleviating them. SAYA RSCUW provides a renewal solution for rolls of fabric that don’t make it to the garment stage.
Making Wastes Accessible & Affordable
Removing colors, pigments and finishings from fabrics is a difficult task. Previous technology has been extremely expensive and price prohibitive. SAYA’s team was able to make this commercially available and affordable.
SAYA’s Mixed Waste Stream Recycling
The complex input stream of sources requires SAYA’s engineering team to innovate new proprietary and advanced methods of sorting, cleaning, mechanical and chemical recycling.
Challenges and Transparency
Recruiting like-minded brands and garment manufacturers
SAYA is working on pilot projects with key brand partners to recover and recycle deadstock and cutting scrap from their mills and garment factories.
Type of Materials and Finishing
Right now we are limited to 100% Polyester fabric cutting scraps without coating nor finishing, including water repellent. We aim to start recovering and recycling uncoated 100% Polyester fabrics with WR or DWR finishing in 2021.
SAYA RSCUW Fibers consist of 3 types of recycled components. Garment cutting scrap, overstock fabric, waste yarn, and post-consumer PET bottles. Post industrial wastes make up a minimum of 15%, and post consumer bottles about 80-85%. We aim to continuously increase the percentage of garment and overstock waste as well as the types of coatings and finishings for a more inclusive solution.
Unbleached Recycled Raw From the Source
Less Chemicals. Less CO₂.
More Character Less Footprint
30% less compared to bleached renewed fibers
Fibers made of offcuts, deadstock and/or tinted PET bottles retaining its original source color. These fibers are recycled without the bleaching process, and hence are the most energy efficient and carbon friendly.
Wear Your Recycled Content with Pride
Lightly Tinted Fibers, Inherits the True DNA
RSCUW Raw fiber colors can vary depending on the sources of recycled content. It usually comes in shades of silver grey to light copper. Be creative in fabric design with heather, stripes, or ripstops. Wear your recycled efforts with pride with Rscuw Raw fibers.