LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Recover ™, a leading materials science company and global producer of high quality, low impact recycled cotton fibers and cotton fiber blends, received honorable mentions in two categories in Fast businessInnovation by Design Awards 2021. The company was recognized for its innovations in the Durability and Materials categories.
The 10th anniversary of the awards, which can be found in the October 2021 issue of Fast business, recognize the people, teams and businesses that transform businesses, organizations, and society through design. One of the industry’s most sought-after design awards, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation, recognizing people, businesses and people. trends that have gradually brought design to the forefront of business conversation.
Recover is an innovative textile producer who has pioneered the field of sustainable materials and recycling since 1947. The company recycles post-industrial and post-consumer cotton waste, replacing the need to cultivate cotton, dramatically reducing waste. waste of water, limiting the use of dyes thanks to its RColorBlend system, and reduction of landfill textile waste. Recover is working with key industry players to drive change and establish a new circular supply chain that will allow it to devote a third of its production capacity to post-consumer recycling by 2025.
“My family has been innovating for generations to perfect the Recover process, which should be an exciting resource for the fashion industry as it strives to achieve sustainability goals,” said Alfredo Ferre, CEO of Recover. “We are grateful to receive an honorable mention at Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, which is so positive as we pursue our vision of making sustainability more fashionable. ”
“Design is not just a beauty contest,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast business. “This is something that can change the world and create solutions at a time when we face pressing global issues such as systemic racism, climate change and a global pandemic. Many of these entries present these challenges while offering hope for the future through their unwavering commitment to uplifting design. ”
The 2021 award winners were selected from the following categories: apps and games; Cities; Data design; Design company of the year; Experimental; Fashion and Beauty; Finance; General excellence; Graphic design; Health; Home; Learning; Mobility; Packaging; Some products; Innovation in retail; Social good; Spaces and Places; Sports and leisures ; Students; Durability; User experience; Well-being; Workplace; Best Asia-Pacific Design; Best Design Europe, Best Design Middle East and Best Design Africa; Best Latin American Design; and Best Design from North America. The new categories included advertising, branding, impact, materials, pandemic response, real estate, and years in business.
Judges include renowned designers from various disciplines, business leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies, and Fast businessits own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user perception, cultural impact and business impact.
Winners, finalists and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October issue of Fast business magazine, on newsstands September 28, 2021.
To see the full list, go to: https://www.fastcompany.com/innovation-by-design/2021
ABOUT RECOVER ™
Recover ™ is a leading materials science company and a global producer of high quality, low impact recycled cotton fibers and cotton fiber blends. Its premium, environmentally friendly and competitive products are created in partnership with the supply chain for retailers and global brands, providing a sustainable solution to achieve circular fashion for all.
As a fourth generation family business with more than 70 years of history in the textile industry, Recover ™’s mission is to evolve its proprietary technology to have a lasting positive impact on the environment and to partner with brands / retailers and other agents of change to meet industry sustainability goals. Recover ™ was honored in Fast businessInnovation by Design Awards for 2021 in the Durability and Materials categories. For more information, visit www.recovertex.com and follow @recoverfiber on social media.
ABOUT THE FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. The editor-in-chief is Stéphanie Mehta. Based in New York, Fast business is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, together with our sister publication, Inc., and can be found online at fastcompany.com.