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'Fiberizer' at Cornell looks to curb clothing waste

Bret Jaspers, WSKG, for Innovation Trail

There has been a lot of discussion recently of so-called “fast fashion.” With the large amount of clothes being produced, sold and discarded, two Cornell University professors are looking at ways to make the textile industry more sustainable.

One aspect of that is finding out a way to reuse fibers from clothing waste in a “upcycled,” or value-added way. To that end, they’ve invented the Fiberizer.