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Unique Approaches to Sustainability in the Garment Industry

Rick interviewed industry veterans Zahir ‘Zach’ Sait, John Rusk, and Adam Walterscheid from Textisle, the company behind the Fairweather Johnson brand, to talk about their new, more effective methods of recycling fabric waste to create apparel. By color sorting and combining post-industrial and post-consumer waste, they create 100% recycled garments in a range of colors that require no dyeing, saving 60 gallons of water per t-shirt compared to conventional methods. The product line goes beyond t-shirts to also include fleece, sweaters and beanies. And the price point is designed to be affordable and competitive.

In a world where greenwashing is rampant, we think Fairweather Johnson is the real deal and we’re happy to have them join us and explain their products and methods in this Shop Talk filmed at the Impressions Expo in Long Beach.


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