A Jordanian project to reuse wool yarns to produce new garments, example of best practice for REUSEMED


Manual Wool Works, a project for the recovery of wool yarn from old garments developed in a village in northwest Jordan, has been highlighted by REUSEMED as an example of good practice. The initiative is inspired by a practice that was traditionally carried out by women in the local community of Deir Allaa, which a resident has decided to revive.

The project, whose main objective is to reduce the amount of waste resulting from the removal of obsolete clothing, has succeeded in arousing the interest of the local community, resulting in a sustained demand for wool garments produced by means of waste recovery. According to those responsible for the REUSEMED project, this is an initiative with the potential to be replicated in other communities through training courses.

REUSEMED proposes to create municipal networks based on reuse circuits for home appliances, furniture, books, clothes, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment and food. To set up the networks, 4 cities in Spain, Italy, Jordan and Tunisia will design and test composting installations, food collection points in markets, repair and reuse centers, reuse corners in shops and repairing cafés.