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Osom Brand
Material Name: 

Osomtex®

Biomimicry: 

Wool

Main Input: 

Recycled material

Founded: 

2016

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Patricia Ermecheo

Website: 
About the Company

Patricia Ermecheo founded Novafiber in 2011 with the mission of collecting used clothing to be sold in South America at affordable rates. Further inspired to upcycle waste fabrics, she founded Osom Socks and Osomtex in 2016 to respin waste fabrics from donated clothing, deadstock, or other unwanted materials into recycled yarn. Osom Socks are sold to bring attention to this process, as the company’s goal is to produce threads to be sold in bulk to apparel brands. The company also collects material directly from brands to offer a more closed-loop system for upcycling for home goods, fashion and accessories, and upholstery.

Material

Osom’s upcycling process does not use water or dyes, and the shredded fabrics are kept in their original colors. The re-spun threads are water resistant and flame retardant and come in several yarn counts, customizable by material, weave, and color. Osom currently only sells Osomtex socks, shirts, sweatshirts, and towels through their website, but they have collaborated with others to provide socks for specific occasions as well as re-spun material for new products. They plan to expand more into this side of production, partnering with companies to decrease the demand for new threads.

Technology

Waste fabric from discarded garments is shredded according to color and respun into new threads with a variety of weave possibilities. The process uses no harsh chemicals, dyes, or water.

Applications

Osom focuses on producing pieces for everyday use, including socks, shirts, sweatshirts, and towels. Osomtex® has partnered with various companies to promote their products and expand collection and production of discarded garments and upcycled threads.

Brand Partnerships

Nike, Stella McCartney, Reformation

Osomtex® sock designed by Stella McCartney.

Osomtex® sock designed by Stella McCartney.

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Osomtex Alpine sock.

Osomtex footie sock.

Osomtex footie sock.

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