Digging for Diamonds: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Reclaimed Textile Products

  title={Digging for Diamonds: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Reclaimed Textile Products},
  author={Jana M. Hawley},
  journal={Clothing and Textiles Research Journal},
  pages={262 - 275}
  • J. Hawley
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Business
  • Clothing and Textiles Research Journal
Recycling textiles is a process that affects many entities. It avoids the punitive costs of landfill, provides employment, helps charity, and moves clothing to areas of the world where it is needed. This study uses systems theory as a theoretical framework. The purpose of this study is to present a conceptual model and a schematic of the textile recycling process for postconsumer apparel and textile waste. The conceptual model presents the categories of sort classifications and suggests that an… 

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