Italian Textile and Recycling Association (AS.T.R.I) was born in order to increase the value of what Prato has been doing for decades, that is to produce regenerated textiles. So, it wants to safeguard the past and look at the future with confidence. We don’t want to be in competition with other associations, on the contrary, we want to cooperate all together in order to contribute to the rebirth of pratese textile industry”.
TRANSFORMATION OF THE WASTE IN A RESOURCE
Prato does it since 1840
First combing mechanization
Kossler and Mayer build “The big block of flats” (“Il fabbricone”) in Prato
During 30 years textile workers grow from 22 to 60 thousand
Prato is one of the mainstay of the made in Italy
Search for new and more booming markets
Birth of ASTRI association
HOW SOCIETY WAS BORN
2nd August 2017
Astri was born thanks to the willpower of some entrepreneur of the textile industry, who made of the recycling and sustainability their strengh. More than 130 enterprises joined the society, from ferrymen to old rag-and-bone men, dealers, finishings, wool mills and dyeing groups.
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