Recycled: to pass again through a series of changes or treatments: as a : to process (as liquid body waste, glass, or cans) in order to regain material for human use b : recover 6 c : to reuse or make (a substance) available for reuseI am working on some tag info to go with each center pull cake of yarn:
Reclaimed : to rescue from an undesirable state; also : to restore to a previous natural state <reclaim mining sites>
Out on a trek to hunt and gather new materials, I came upon this forgotten sweater hanging forlorn in a thrift store. I took the sweater home and gently washed it. Once the sweater was dry, I carefully dismantled it, creating yards and yards of beautiful fluffy yarn that would soon be used by countless creative individuals to make new and amazing things.
This used to be a sweater! What are you going to do with it?
Some might want to know how to acquire the skill of sweater dismantling for the purpose of yarn reclaiming. A tutorial could be in order, I will demur, as there are a bunch of great ones already out there.
The best compilation of info is at the Raveler site:
Reclaiming Yarn 101