The Global Textile Recycling Hub
Making Textile Recycling Possible, Profitable and Sustainable
A key player in the textile supply chain, Canam Group has been a corporate leader in the textile recycling industry since the early 90’s.
Our Major Suppliers Include
mostly women, and the majority are underprivileged citizens of third world countries.
redirected from landfills.
About Canam Group
"We Are A Leader In The Textile Recycling Industry"
Recognized and accepted in over 40 countries for their ethical and transparent business practices, Canam Group has been a partial link in the global textile supply chain since the early 90’s.
With over 2 billion pounds of textile waste redirected and thousands of lives changed, Canam promotes a sustainable environment and safe community by providing underprivileged demographics with employment opportunities and mentorship, all while being treated as part of a family.
Canam advocates for a closed loop, circular textile economy by re-using, downcycling, and mechanically recycling textiles, which entails processing nearly half a million pounds of textiles per day! In the future, they look forward to investing in new, chemical recycling technologies, once they reach economies of scale. This would allow for more upcycling and high quality textile to textile recycling. This is ultimately the end goal of textile recycling as it would essentially create a closed loop system and achieve the holy grail of textile circularity and sustainability.
Procurement and Processing
Canam in the News
Our Vintage Retail Associates
We are proud to have partnered with several vintage clothing retailers, who contribute to the circular textile economy. These are some of our major retailer partners in Canada.
Meet the Team
The child of a Sikh farmer, Darshan grew up in Punjab, India. His commendable work ethic and business acumen has allowed him to establish a successful textile recycling corporation which employs over 1000 people and has redirected over 2 billion pounds of clothing away from landfills. In his free time he enjoys going for walks with his wife, and listening to his favorite radio and news channels.
As GM from day one, Kamal handles everything from finances to logistics. He is the first and last point of information for every detail of operations. He is a valuable and critical part of the team. Kamal and his family also operate a pizza shop in Abbotsford called Pizza Junction.
Kamal Kalra, GM
Director of Sustainability
Oldest son of Darshan and Schulich MBA graduate specializing in sustainability, Navi is currently researching industry and technological trends while cooperating with textile recycling stakeholders including major cities and retailers through recycling pilot projects and feasibility studies to assess the direction and viability of North American textile recycling in the future.
Youngest Son of Darshan, Arpan is a UBC Business graduate with honors. Arpan is focusing on the collection aspect of the business, while studying to complete his MBA.