Post-industrial cotton/polyester scrap material is plentiful, and gives us a great source for a white-based composite.  This fabric is used for sheets, clothing, and various other fabric products.  The trimmings are shredded and the combination of fabrics give a wonderful blue/gray tone mixed with white, looking much like Carerra Marble.

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Blended materials such as this are more difficult to recycle, whereas plain cotton can be made into new cotton yarn and used to make new fabric.  

This post-industrial scrap is also too small to be used for other garments or rags.  Once shredded, it is pressed into bales.  Our material comes from a textile recycling company in St Louis, Missouri.