Old rags, fishing nets and uniforms become new socks: 'Welcome to the largest sock factory in Tilburg'

TILBURG - From rag to sock. You take a thousand kilos of old uniforms, grind them, add old fishing nets or PET bottles, process them into yarn and run them through the sock machines. And voilà: that is roughly the recipe for a thoroughly sustainable Tilburg sock. “You can make approximately 16,000 pairs of socks from a thousand kilos of textile waste,” says Patrick Welp.

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