The People On Board

World Circular Textiles Day is for anyone who is impassioned and excited by our vision for Full Circularity: 2050. Anyone who wonders why items are wasted, rather than reused, anyone who wants products to remain products as long as possible, until they can be broken down into raw materials for making new textiles. Anyone who strives for dignity, equity and equality.

Join our community of circular technologies, intra- and entrepreneurs, brands, retailers, conveners, collectors, value chain producers, designers, policymakers, organisers, facilitators, campaigners – and of course their pets – to make this happen.

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World Circular Textiles Day is proud to be supported by our 2022-2023 Circular Hero Partners, Lenzing, Texaid, Bank & Vogue, Usha Yarn, Asia Pacific Rayon and The Conduit.

“The only way to shift from linear to circular systems is when we are all addressing the topic with an attitude of progress, not perfection.  Lenzing is pleased to support World Circular Textiles Day 2022!” — Lenzing

“Driving circularity in the textile industry is a core aim for TEXAID and collaboration is a key factor to making that happen. We are pleased to participate in the World Circular Textile Days event to connect with other industry stakeholders and take action to achieve this aim. “ — Martin Böschen, CEO TEXAID

“Collaboration is the only way we can shift the fashion and textiles industry to become circular, which is why Bank & Vogue is excited to be among so many companies and stakeholders committed to a circular future brought together by WCTD22.” — Steven Bethell, Founder, Bank & Vogue

“We earnestly join the other circular hero partners in this effort to bring focus on the urgent need of textile recycling. We look forward to a collaborative approach among all signatories to realize these goals. Usha Yarns is dedicated to raising the bar of quality in recycled textiles.” — Usha Yarns

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Organisations, brands, local authorities

The pioneers of industry who are dedicated to making circularity a reality.                                                            Founding Signatories

Accelerating Circularity’s mission is:  To establish systems that will use the embedded value and resources in existing textiles for new products, reducing the millions of tons of textile waste annually going into landfills and thereby supporting the reduction of the industry’s GHG emissions. 

 

Karla Magruder, Founder of Accelerating Circularity

We are committed to investing in the critical innovation needed to support brands and shoppers to participate in a truly circular economy for the apparel industry. We are thrilled to be a part of this incredibly important initiative and to help coordinate the many solutions required across the value chain, that together will enable this systemic change for the industry. 

“Fashion’s transition to a circular economy is already underway. Now it’s about accelerating and scaling these game-changing technologies to ensure that fashion no longer degrades the planet’s natural systems including Ancient and Endangered Forests. Canopy is committed to working creatively with brand partners, producers, innovators and investors to make Next Generation Solutions the norm as quickly as possible.”

Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy

The British Fashion Council (BFC) and the Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) are delighted to become a Founding Signatory of World Circular Textiles Day and to join forces on the path to a fully circular 2050. 

The BFC strengthens British Fashion in the global economy as a leader in responsible, creative businesses. It does this through championing diversity, building and inviting the industry to actively participate in a network to accelerate a successful circular fashion economy.

The BFC launched the IPF earlier this year. The IPF helps the British Fashion Industry lead in the goal to be more resilient and circular through global collaboration and local action. Leveraging global expertise and resources, the IPF adopts standards, develops and establishes frameworks to reset and create a new blueprint for the industry. Through identifying common challenges, the IPF calls for collective action and investment in innovation to make a difference. The IPF aims to bring the industry in tune with the needs of the planet by taking a holistic approach across environment, people, community & craftsmanship.

The way we produce and consume fashion needs to change and we are fully committed to change the way we do business to become fully circular and climate positive. The fashion industry must take responsibility of its future together when addressing the most pressing issues of our times – climate change, waste pollution and unsustainable use of resources. Progress has been made, but there is still lots to do. Inspiring and collaborating with others will remain fundamental to unlock some of the biggest challenges we face, such as the innovation needed to make the textile recycling fully scalable. We are very happy to be part of the World Circular Textiles Day and engage with other players in our way towards a more sustainable fashion future.

Cecilia Strömblad Brännsten
Environmental Sustainability Manager H&M Group

“At Centre for Circular Design we believe in the potential of creativity, innovation and collaboration. Connecting design with the material and social sciences, industry and citizens to lay solid foundations for the circular industries of the future. The willingness of all actors in this complex system to co-create a shared vision is absolutely key. World Circular Textiles Day will be the catalyst to achieving this ambition.” 

“World Circular Textiles Day (WCTD) is both a celebration of the bold steps taken to date towards a circular apparel and textile industry, and a promise to ourselves and to each other to collectively continue this work, while acknowledging the urgency, patience and diligence that it requires of us.” 

“To transform the industry towards circularity, responsible, clever and creative decisions need to be taken in every aspect of a garment’s life – from choosing the right materials, design and construction, retail and use, to finally ensure infrastructures and a partner network for reuse and recycling. With our circular design software and full cycle services, circular.fashion is committed and offers concrete solutions to support brands on every step of their journey towards circularity!”

“ Circularity is the primary ethos for Dhana as a company and we follow the mission to educate and impact future generations with responsible actions – from design to delivery, reuse to recovery, idea to innovation. To embrace circularity is to value people and the planet every step of the way. ” 

Shamini Dhana, Founder and CEO of Dhana Inc. 

We are very optimistic and see the development of truly sustainable, circular textiles as absolutely essential. As we pursue a holistic approach for our textiles we are convinced that this is crucial for the environment and our future. 

“Eon powers Connected Products to unlock the communication and connectivity between people, products and systems essential to achieve Circular Commerce. We are in support of World Circular Textile Day, as we see it as a way to champion and facilitate the global collaboration essential for a sustainable, equitable and profitable future.”  

Natasha Franck, Eon, Founder and CEO 

“The circular economy is one of the greatest design challenges of the 21st century and it requires commitment from all stakeholders within the textile and apparel supply chain to become a reality. The process of transforming textile waste into a valuable resource and keeping all materials in circulation is Evrnu’s ultimate vision. We are proud to partner with likeminded collaborators to change the future of our industry, together.” 

Stacy Flynn, Evrnu CEO and Co-Founder & Christopher Stanev, Evrnu President and Co-Founder 

Fashion for Good is committed to sparking and scaling technologies and business models that have the greatest potential to transform the fashion industry for the better. As such, we stand behind World Circular Textiles Day as a means to raise awareness, encourage further collaboration within the industry and the implementation of sustainable solutions towards a truly circular economy.

Fashion Revolution is proud to be a Founding Signatory for this important initiative. Acting together to tackle waste is the only way to magnify it’s negative impact, and looking for solutions can only be done by radically collaborating at every step of the supply chain 

 

 

“At Gap Inc., we do more than sell clothes. We are moving to a regenerative business model through more sustainable and circular practices. The circular economy is not only a future imperative, it is also a business opportunity, and we are excited to be a founding signatory of World Circular Textiles Day.” 

”At Global Fashion Agenda, we mobilise the industry to turn words into action, accelerating our industry’s transition to a circular fashion system. We believe that global initiatives such as WCTD can play an important role in speeding up this shift through industry-wide awareness-raising about the need for collective action towards a more circular fashion industry.”

Our mission at I:CO is to collect, sort and recycle pre as well as post consumer apparel & shoes. By establishing circular supply chains we can preserve valuable resources bound in these products and transform the fashion industry away from the current linear economy.

“The implementation of circularity is one of the most important challenges the textile industry is currently facing.  Since the topic is so complex, progress can only be achieved by partnering and starting industry-overlapping initiatives. As Lenzing has a clear commitment towards circularity we appreciate this new initiative and fully support it.”

“With a growing population and unsustainable consumption patterns, we as a fashion industry use up more natural resources than our planet can handle. In order for us to enjoy fashion in the future, our industry needs to transform. This transformation can only come from collaboration with one another toward shared goals and a shared vision of a circular industry.” 

  

Susanne Ehnbåge, CEO Lindex 

“As it is our goal to transform our business to a more and more circular one, we as Otto Group are pleased to join and fully support the ambition and message of World Circular Textiles Day!” 

Tobias Wollermann, Otto Group Vice President Corporate Responsibility 

“The Salvation Army is delighted to celebrate the inaugural World Circular Textiles Day which marks the beginning of a new collaborative and creative initiative to tackle the global impacts associated with textiles production and waste. Representing the Salvation Army’s trading businesses across the world who generate funds for its charitable work, we have been keen advocates and operators in the circular textiles field for many decades. We work with corporate partners and innovators who want to look after the environment and care passionately about its future. Within the towns and cities we operate in across the world, we enable the reuse and recycling of textiles through our network of charity retail stores, textiles recycling banks, donation centres and textiles reprocessing centres. We prevent tens of millions of garments being wasted each week. Today we look forward to working with our partners in the UK and across the world, developing and scaling up circular solutions for clothing and textiles which achieve the collective vision of the signatory organisations of World Circular Textiles Day.“ 

  

Bernie Thomas, Circular Economy and Sustainability Manager, Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL) and Coordinator of The Salvation Army’s Network of Reuse and Recycling Organisations 

The scientific community continues to sound the alarm that the planet is warming way too much and way too fast; that the biodiversity that we humans depend on is in such rapid decline that we are likely on the verge of a mass extinction; that increasing inequality and misinformation is a threat to our democratic institutions. In its current form, the global apparel industry contributes significantly to these problems and therefore, if it is to maintain its relevance and license to operate, must change. And fast. That is why we need bold, smart, and honest leadership. We call on our politicians and government representatives, financial institutions and business leaders, innovators and citizens to advocate for and enact policies and practices that make it too expensive to invest in bad industry practices and outdated linear business models. We call on our leaders to ensure that the only economically viable and profitable choice is to invest in solutions that are truly circular and just. We are in a state of emergency. It is time we start acting like it. 

Michael Schragger, Founder and Executive Director, The Sustainable Fashion Academy 

We are committed to helping create customer-centric, commercially attractive circular business models that helps our clients stay relevant, grow market share, open up different markets and build resilience against the impacts and risks of climate change.  

Recover is a sustainability company, bringing recycled fibre and closed loop solutions to the textiles industry on a global scale.  

Our mission is to be an agent of positive change for the textiles industry and accelerate the transition towards circularity.  

Recover is proud to support the launch of World Circular Textiles Day in its mission to raise awareness and increase industry engagement around achieving a circular textiles world by 2050. 

From now until 2030, 1.7 billion additional people eager to express themselves through style will join the global middle class. The only way fashion can serve that fundamental need without a destroying the environment and worsening climate change is by going circular. We fully support World Circular Textiles Day because fashion needs to take better care of the materials it extracts from earth. 

Refashion (Eco TLC), the French eco-organization for textiles, wishes to support the World Circular Textiles Day. 

We also hope that a fully circular textiles industry can be achieved by 2050. 

This is our vision and our day-to-day work, bringing all stakeholders of the French textiles industry together to build a 100% circular sector. 

The future of our industry depends on all of us designing with intention and with circularity as the end goal, but also investing in real solutions to close the loop and keep materials recirculating in the fashion system. WCTD is an important call to action for brands and manufacturers to start doing just that, and for consumers to hold us accountable to progress. 

Retrievr makes it easy for people and brands to return value to unwanted clothing, shoes, and electronics. Collection is the entry point into the circular economy, and by coming directly to your door, through a tech-enabled on-demand pickup service, we make apparel and electronics circularity accessible. We envision a world where the items we no longer need perpetually return to their highest and best reuse. 

Reverse Resources goal is to reduce cost, increase quality and availability of recycling and recycled materials through better access and quality of textile waste as a resource for recyclers. To do that RR is building a trading and tracing platform for textile waste that would significantly improve efficiency and market insight for all relevant stakeholders in the recycling supply chain. As such we support World Circular Textile Day and all such initiatives that promote circularity within the textiles industry. 

“As a mission driven recycling and sustainability consultancy, RRS is committed to advancing a circular textiles economy by building a strong recovery value chain.” 

“SellHound makes it easier than ever to move the clothes you no longer want out of your closet and into the hands of others who will love them like you once did. Our app accelerates the circular economy by fetching the very best keywords and descriptions so items sell for a better price, faster. At Sellhound, we put circular fashion right in your hands.” 

«Circular economy within the textile industry is an important driver of innovation and sustainable practices. TEXAID, as a part of the end-of-life phase within the textile value chain, supports the further development of the industry on the road to circularity. We are committed to active exchange within the textile industry. This is the only way to understand the requirements of the various players and to find joint solutions to close the textile loop.»

Martin Böschen, CEO TEXAID 

“As Textile Exchange shifts the focus of our work to urgent climate action, we are committed more than ever to push the industry to adopt materials and strategies that deliver on climate outcomes. Alongside decarbonization efforts and a focus on farming practices, the transition to the circular economy is essential to keeping materials in use, ensuring they are produced responsibly, and can be accepted back into the system at the end of their life. We are proud to be part of the first World Circular Textiles Day.” 

The Textile Recycling Association is a strong advocate of the circular economy.  We recognise how choices made along the entire supply chain beginning with fibre choice and design affects the ability to re-use and recycle used clothing and textiles.   Developing supply chain partnerships by supporting World Circular Textiles Day will help to build the necessary linkages and ultimately enable us to keep textiles and fibres circulating in our industry, which in turn will maximise environmental benefits and help to minimise the significant environmental impacts. 

There will be no vaccine or panacea for climate change.  The world is literally hanging on by a thread, and it’s important that we bring immediate attention to a better way, a circular way, for one of the most impactful industries on the planet: textiles.  Time is of the essence as we work day and night, around the globe, to help power the technology that will make circularity possible.

Vivobarefoot is on a mission to reconnect people and planet through making regenerative bare-footwear with circular supply chains and rewilding experiences.   

We believe the only real model of environmental sustainability is the natural world itself: nature is the path to human wellbeing and our business goals are designed to help regenerate and restore the environment. 

“Waste Management is excited to link arms with supply chain partners in textiles and fashion from around the world.  We are looking forward to working towards efforts on innovations that will drive us towards circularity that will benefit the industry, our communities, and future generations.”

“How can we clothe 8 Billion people sustainably?  The good news is that technology has developed such that  consumers can now wear clothes made from 100% sustainable material with the same quality and price as conventional material.  So make the change today. Make a Material Difference; wear sustainable clothing. “

Dr. Vivek Tandon, Perpetual

Fashion Positive supports industry-level guidance and scale-ready solutions to fibers and materials for a circular fashion industry.  At the heart of achieving that mission is constant collaboration with all the organizations working on circularity in the industry. We are exceedingly happy to see Worlds Circular Textiles Day come into action to help us all work together, faster, and make a circular fashion industry a reality!
Our mission is to create a world without children’s clothing waste.  where fast-fashion has no place, clothes are designed to last (until they are fully recycled), and style is timeless; where every parent, and every brand, can effortlessly minimise their environmental impact without compromise. Circularity is at the heart of that vision, and so at the core of our rental model, designed to keep garments in circulation until they meet their full potential. 

At Sourcemap we are thrilled to be among the founding signatories of World Circular Textiles Day because it underscores Sourcemap’s commitment to sustainable, transparent supply chains: knowing where things come from and where they end enables industry to provide benefits for communities and for the environment at every stage of supply chains. 

Leo Bonanni, Founder and CEO of Sourcemap

“At Aii, we wholeheartedly support World Circular Textiles Day to further accelerate the transition to a circularity economy.  Our organization was founded to scale impact with the industry, and we proudly endorse the adoption of circular materials and the acceleration of new business models to achieve the industry’s environmental targets.”

Lewis Perkins, President of the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) 

Intellecap, supported by the DOEN Foundation, and with Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. as an Anchor Partner launched the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) in 2018, an industry-led platform with the vision to build a circular apparel and textile industry. Our mission is to build capabilities and the ecosystem needed for a transition towards a circular textile and apparel industry. We leverage the Aavishkaar approach of creating impact at scale through providing access to capital, knowledge, and networks throughout an innovator’s journey.

Futerra’s mission is to make sustainability so desirable it becomes normal and as a B Corp we have a duty to do so. Increasingly we’re seeing circularity as a crucial piece in making sustainability the norm. Through our work, we’ve help some of fashion’s most loved brands develop circularity strategies to make that happen. Futerra is a founding signatory of World Circular Textiles Day because we need more support, resources, attention, and energy to drive the shift towards circular economies.

At Primark, we are working hard to minimise our impact on the planet wherever we can, from the way we prioritise recycled and sustainable raw materials, through to organising our stores and warehouses through energy efficiencies and waste recycling. 

We support World Circular Textile Day as the long term aim for the industry around circularity. With the advancement of technology will come more opportunity for brands, retailers and manufactures to close the loop. Ultimately, we all should be aiming for a world where waste becomes resource. In the meantime, we continue to advance our progress in minimising waste and increasing recycling. 

“Industry leaders have a responsibility to support initiatives that contribute toward building a sustainable, circular economy. Sulzer is actively developing technologies that help achieve this aim. Our teams are involved in projects around the world aimed at reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing processes. We are particularly honored to be a part of the World Circular Textiles Day initiative – as the Worn Again technology provider we offer our innovative separation solutions to revolutionize textile upcycling processes.” 

Torsten Wintergerste, Division President Chemtech at Sulzer

It is a vital way to take action now in pursuit of environmental and social justice. As a researcher and educator in fashion, I am committed to bringing circular design principles to the fore through partnerships with industry, students and the research community

Bernie Thomas, Circular Economy and Sustainability Manager, Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL) and Coordinator of The Salvation Army’s Network of Reuse and Recycling Organisations 

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At Science Magic, we believe collaborative initiatives such as these are what can make real change. From auditing current and future clients on their ESG performance to crafting communications strategies that can drive genuine change, to working in collaboration with our Global Advisory Board (GAB) we actively want to support this initiative. We are proud that our GAB includes Andrew Morlet, CEO of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and we are committed to helping our clients, and our industry work towards a more circular world. From brands that are just starting their sustainability journey, to industry leaders such as Gabriela Hearst. We look forward to seeing the changes World Circular Textiles Day can make year on year.” 

Veolia has an ambition to be a global leader in ecological transformation and is determined to make today and tomorrow’s world more sustainable. Our vocation is to resource the world through the design and deployment of solutions to facilitate access to resources, their preservation and their renewal. Our responsibility is great and so is our capacity to act. We only need to reinforce trust and cooperation, find the best possible consensus around a value creation that is at the same time financial, social, societal and environmental.  

 We see textiles recycling as a key pillar in developing a circular economy. The World Circular Textiles Day is a fantastic initiative to put minds to work to find consensus among industry players and create value for society and the global economy. 

“As Himes, we are now taking action to decrease virgin and non-renewable material use in our garments by using recycled and organic materials in our uniform and workwear lines. In the meantime, we are promoting the development of a new recycling technology that will create a closed-loop system for textiles across the USA. 

Circularity is at the heart of ASICS’ sustainability strategy with the coming years our focus on sustainable manufacturing, sustainable materials and end of life stage of the product life cycle.  

And although, until now, the world has made little progress in its shift towards circularity, we believe the transition is inevitable. 

“Circularity is a goal we can only reach if we all work together. FABSCRAP is proudly committed to working with all organizations and individuals that share our mission to eradicate textile waste.” 

The R Collective lives to rescue materials at the end of their life in the defunct linear system and we dream for the day when circularrity is widely adopted. We’re excited to join this network so that we can work shoulder to shoulder with professionals around the world. 

Redress’ work is deeply rooted in changing fashion’s linear system towards circularity, especially through our work to educate emerging fashion professionals globally on this topic. We are delighted to celebrate World Circular Textiles Day with other friends in this collaborative network. 

“Brink jumped at the chance to be part of World Circular Textile Day. It’s a great initiative and a chance to join the brightest and most optimistic people doing work for our brighter and most optimistic future.” 

EILEEN FISHER Inc. is committed to building a circular design system and creating a future without waste. 

Responsible production and consumption of textiles is very important for the future of our planet, so we are beyond excited for seeding the circular economy. 

“We’re on a mission to move towards circular fashion and textiles – eliminating the concept of waste, at a scale large enough for real impact. Together, we can make this circularity a reality – bringing joy and hope back to the industry and the world as we go.” 

WRAP has worked in the field of sustainable clothing for nearly ten years, both through our UK Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment, and in partnership with other European countries for the European Clothing Action Plan. This year we began a major new project to move towards a circular economy for clothing around the world via Circular Clothing Action Plans. 

At the heart of all these programmes is a focus on reducing the impact our clothes have on the environment. We take a truly circular approach to the problem. From addressing the stresses of agricultural and manufacturing practices, through introducing new business models in retail, to engaging citizens through awareness campaigns like Love Your Clothes to promote longevity, recycling and re-use, we really hope to make a difference. 

A circular approach to the problem is crucial to tackle pressures at every stage of the lifecycle of our clothes, and WRAP is delighted to be a founding supporter of World Circular Textiles Day. 

Bank & Vogue Holdings Limited (BVH) is a group of companies whose purpose is to find “Innovative and Relevant Solutions to the Crisis of Stuff”. Bank & Vogue is the largest trader of second-hand goods in North America, and operates one of the biggest commercial remanufacturing facilities in the world. As a global leader in the circular economy of textiles, with over twenty years of experience in the re-use space, we offer a completely unique perspective, honed from our experience in trading, retailing, remanufacturing and recycling used clothing and footwear. We are proud to be a Founding Signatory of World Circular Textiles Day and to continue to work towards a more sustainable textiles industry. 

LMB Textiles Ltd are proud to be founding signatory  to the WCTD, helping enable the circular economy to find the most sustainable solution for the clothing produced today for the benefit of tomorrow. 

Our goal is to enable the textile, leather, apparel, and footwear industries to implement sustainable chemical management best practices across the value chain, in line with the three principles of circular economy: 

  • design out waste and pollution, 
  • keep products and materials in use, and  
  • regenerate natural systems. 

‘Valvan Baling Systems is a long-time supplier of textile sorting equipment, our ultimate goal is to enable a circular textiles industry by developing new technologies. Fibersort is our latest technology that enables full circularity.’

Birla Cellulose is a 100% nature-based cellulosic fibre, ideal for apparel, home textile, & nonwoven applications. Birla Cellulose offers a wide range of fibres for fashion and lifestyle with a focus on sustainability, innovation and partnership.

Sustainability is at the heart of every thing we do. Birla Cellulose fibres come from nature and go back to nature leaving a positive footprint on the environment.

“Luxury and sustainability are one and the same.” Reflecting this deeply held conviction of François-Henri Pinault, sustainability has always been at the heart of Kering’s strategy. Far more than an ethical necessity, it is a driver of innovation and value creation for the Group, its Houses, and its stakeholders.

Our company has a single mission: to help make the world a better place through innovative technologies, products and services.

Profitable, sustainable growth for all stake holders is the goal and our company is thus making its contribution to securing the future. Performance, quality, sustainability and passion are the factors that enable us to face the challenges of the future day by day. By expanding our e-save philosophy consistently we are increasing value through high-quality innovative industrial solutions, continuously.

Wieland wants to make a giant leap towards the transition to a circular textile industry.

The urgency of an effective transition to a circular textile industry is bigger than ever. The negative impacts of the contemporary, linear textile chain on people, the planet and the economy are dazzling. From miserable and dangerous working conditions for millions of people that are working in the textile industry, up to an unimaginable waste of raw materials: from the total amount of raw materials for garments, less than 1 per cent is re-used for the production of new clothes. Moreover, the textile industry is one of the main causes of the ‘plastic soup’ in the oceans. Approximately 0.5 million tons of plastic micro-fibers coming from garments, has already spilled out into the oceans due to the rinsing of cloths when they are being washed. And what to think of the huge contribution of the industry to the global emissions of greenhouse gases? An amount that is even greater than the total emissions of the international aviation industry and shipping sector together! In other words, the textile industry is at the eve of an epic transition.

Arvind has always focussed on input management as preferred approach to sustainability rather than just looking at tailpipe management. This fundamentally right philosophy has helped us to improve our sustainability performance over the years. We are now integrating this approach across the value chain to enhance performance of our allies too.

Right alliances accelerate sustainability performance. At its very core, sustainability is the art of creating allies of diverse stakeholders who champion divergent interests. At Arvind, we see allying as the process of formally co-operating with like-minded forces and combining resources, expertise, networks and assets towards a common purpose: To achieve larger sustainability goals faster.

Reskinned is here to free the unworn, unloved clothing and footwear living at the back of your wardrobe.

We’re designing clever tech and new systems that make it easier to get the things you don’t wear into the hands of the people who will value them most.

We promise to reuse or recycle 100% of what we receive and ensure 0% enters landfill.

Common Objective (CO) is an intelligent business network for the fashion industry. Our technology matches members with the connections and resources they need to succeed – and makes it easier for them to work in the most sustainable way.

Our members have a common objective – to build successful businesses, with a positive impact for people and the environment. Our ambition, working in collaboration with our partners, is to take sustainable fashion from niche to norm.

ReLondon is LWARB, renamed – a partnership of the Mayor of London and London’s boroughs to improve waste and resource management in the capital and accelerate our transition to a low carbon circular city. Our mission is to make London a global leader in sustainable ways to live, work and prosper by revolutionising our relationship with stuff and helping London waste less and reuse, repair, share and recycle more.

“A world where resources are kept in constant circulation, driving economic, social and environmental benefits.”
Worn Again Technologies was born from a vision to eradicate textile waste and a world where resources are kept in constant circulation. Our advanced recycling technology that recaptures raw materials from non-reusable products (textiles, PET bottles and packaging) is being brought to life by an expert team and strategic partners who have a shared ambition of creating a circular world.

It’s our Mission to replace the use of virgin resources by recapturing raw materials from non-reusable products.

We exist to propel the shift to a circular economy.

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

Oxfam promotes the circular economy and sustainable fashion by extending the life of used clothing through reuse, re-sale or recycling, helping to close the loop on clothing waste and raise funds to end poverty. We invite consumers to donate unwanted clothing through our UK charity shops, found on over 600 high streets across the UK, and promote ‘pre-loved’ clothing as desirable and sustainable, through activities including fashion shows, photo shoots and celebrity donations.

At Segura, we’re passionate about enabling businesses to create ethical and sustainable supply chains that maximise their business operations, efficiencies and processes. We are an innovative software provider, created with the aim to combine digital expertise with detailed knowledge of global supply chains, in order to deliver a simple-to-use but compelling business solution.

 

The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables – each day. While efficiently managing solid waste and clearing litter or snow from 6,300 miles of streets, the Department is also a leader in environmentalism — committing to sending zero waste to landfills.

In 2020, Outerknown announced its commitment to full circularity by 2030, designing to eliminate waste and pollution and ensuring our apparel can be kept in use as long as possible. By supporting World Circular Textiles Day, we hope to inspire brands to join our commitment and work towards circularity.

Creating a circular fashion system will require changes across the industry, from designing garments with materials that have recycling potential, to the development of new recycling techniques as well as entirely new business models. Above all we want to emphasise the importance of reducing the amount of virgin garments produced and bought in the first place. Only with a combination of reduction, reuse and recycling will we effectively decrease waste and reduce the ever expanding footprint of fashion. Our goals at ASKET are to ensure our collection is circular ready by 2020, launch a take-back program in 2021, and only when the lifetime of garments cannot be prolonged in any way, will we work with different upcycling and recycling options to ensure the material can be used for other purposes, primarily within the apparel supply chain, secondarily in other industries.

Finisterre has had sustainability at its core since the start, but there’s no getting away from the fact that there’s a lot of work to be done to realise a truly sustainable clothing and textile industry. We’re committed to achieving full circularity throughout our product range and business practices; designing out waste, extending product lifespan and rethinking product ownership. We’re committed to the end goal, and believe circularity can be achieved by 2030, through innovation and collaboration.

At Teemill, every product we make is designed to be sent back to us when it is worn out to be remade into new items so instead of making waste, we make new products from it. By sharing access via our platform, anyone can start a brand on a circular supply chain from day one. Sustainability is a big problem, so when we think about solutions, we need to think big for it to work. For us that means a circular supply chain powered by renewable energy and where everyone benefits when we keep natural materials flowing.

Infinite X is a circular fashion platform bringing together all sustainable fashion brands together and ensuring every clothing sold through its platform to be taken back from customers doorstep and recycled. By 2050, we want to enable 100% Indian Fashion Industry to be Circular through multiple direct interventions based on circular economy principles.

We are a leading Australian Textile Recycler. Our mission is to keep as much textile & apparel out of landfill. We also offer circularity subject to composition of material. By 2050 (Actually earlier) we plan to do all our work onshore.

This world has passed its limits and if we intend to stay on it, we better start transitioning in an accelerated pace to a circular economy, reusing our materials in an energy neutral way advancing wellbeing of all people. And textiles touch each and every one of us – CiLAB

Lifestyle & Design Cluster is the national Danish Cluster for innovation within the lifestyle sector. We work with more than 220+ Danish brands within textiles, fashion, interior and furniture design assisting them in implementing circular economy principles, digitalisation and innovation. We have several projects concerning “green transformation” where brands deep dive into their business model seeking for a focus area to improve e.g. materials, services etc. We also work with blockchain with researches in order for the supply chain of brands to become traceable. All our projects are performed with our consortium partners; universities and research institutes both on a national and EU-plan. One of our current priorities are circularity within textiles and how we can play a lead role in transforming the current way to a future circular and sustainable model. We find your initiative super important and relevant for the current time. We’re glad to be a part of this journey.

Circularity, through secondhand purchasing for myself and my artwork, has been a part of my life for decades. I use discarded clothing to create ecologically friendly art pieces and through them, strive to communicate the need to respect and appreciate our environment. “Crazy- a Contemporary Quilt About Fashion’s Pressing Problems” is an ongoing collaborative project. While learning the slow craft of embroidery, I invite participants to engage in conversation about the environment and garment workers rights, I have conducted residencies, workshops and “embroidering in public,” throughout the USA and internationally. Art crosses the barriers of language and can be a powerful tool to engage the public in this conversation.

Georgia L Rowswell

The New Fashion Initiative (TNFI) is a 501c3 non-profit organisation empowering cross-sectional collaboration that is working to lessen the environmental impact of the fashion industry. They work directly with academics, designers, businesses, and other non-profits to bring circular solutions to fashion’s broken system. The organisation exists: to collaborate with academics, nonprofits, and brands, to share research, and convene stakeholders to learn from each other’s work. It is one of the leading organisations in the US focused on taking action and tackling the problems within the fashion industry. TNFI is headquartered in NYC and Seattle.

Ereks-Blue Matters is creating a new business model by implementing responsible practices for the denim supply chain through our design-cutting-sewing-washing units with a digitalisation vision which allows us to monitor materials, impacts and outcomes more efficiently. We are committed to build a circular system by establishing our recycling facility in the near future and we are looking for collaborations with brands, fabric producers, chemical experts, collectors and sorting companies to create a future without waste in every operation possible.  

We cannot sustain a livable planet without fully shifting to an intentionally circular economy. We’re already in a ‘closed-loop system; – there’s no “away” where materials go when we’re done with them, no outside source we can draw new materials from. All materials are circulating already – the question is, will we choose to circulate them in a way that supports prosperity and wellbeing? We work with companies to accelerate change toward a future where our society and planet can thrive. Embed sustainable, responsible, circular strategies and practices into core business to deliver long-term value.

Project Plan B is a commitment to circularity in the textiles industry. Our circular system allows responsibility to be taken for the whole of a garments life cycle; our take back agreement enables garments to be recycled back into raw materials ready to form the yarn of new garments once again.

We are involved in making products with all fiber, threads, sample knits, fabrics that we have now in the workshop and in the future, and we make alliances with organizations, enterprises, artisans to get their waste materials which in turn, continue to make our products. Also, we will only buy a low percentage of alpaca, wool and organic cotton.

FARFARM develops fashion supply chains with added value that regenerate nature and promote social development through natural materials and regenerative agriculture. Our take is to look into ecosystem services through methods to become climate positive. Agroforestry is a system that mimics nature and combines the production of crops and forest plants simultaneously or sequentially on the same unit of land, and applies a set of management practices that are compatible with the cultural practices of the local population. Since 2017, FARFARM has been introducing the concept of Textile Agroforestry.

Dhoonki is a conscious and organic clothing brand for women, from the house of MU-SH Fashions. At Dhoonki we use 100% organic cotton and bio fabrics to ensure we are encouraging people to embrace sustainability. We are committed to take back our clothes anytime after 12 months from day of purchase and in return we promise green points to our consumers. We also plant a tree every time someone shops at Dhoonki. These initiatives at Dhoonki are to encourage consumers to adopt conscious shopping practices for a greener tomorrow.

Flanders DC and Circular Flanders have developed a tool to guide fashion entrepreneurs towards a more sustainable way of working. With this online platform we encourage the industry to steer clear of a linear system (take-make-waste) and to embrace a more circular approach instead (with a focus on durability and avoiding waste). The platform contains over 350 inspring cases, business strategies on circular economy and hands on tips and tricks for companies on sourcing, design, production to the end of life phase. After launching the platform in 2015, Close The Loop grew into a broader programme with an intensive one-year coaching programme, one-on-one-advise for fashion companies, workshops, talks and a Facebook community.

Sulochana is an eight decade old organisation, which is the largest producer of Melange out of India. We recycled 5 Million PET bottles every day in Polyester Staple fibre. Every day we recycle approximately 100 tonnes of Post consumer PET bottles into fibre. We are also actively working on recycling Post industrial waste into yarn, mixing them with recycled Polyester and successfully completed the Pilot run on recycling Post Consumer Clothing into yarn. Not only are our products sustainable but so is our process. 100% of our energy is from renewable energy sources (94% Wind / 6% Solar). With our unique dyeing technology, we are able to dye Polyester fibre without a single drop of water, which does not leave any effluents.

COSE361 is committed to develop product&raw material processing hub in France in collaboration with EU players. We already work with a mechanical recycler in their R&D and partnership development. We also raise awareness and consortium within brand&retailers in France. We have sharing with Refashion in the matter.

rén collective is an Italian non-profit organisation supporting fashion brands, emerging designers and SMEs in their path to sustainability. We create educational contents and network opportunities for industry players to implement their sustainability practises to become more circular.

We make bio-circular fashion launching in 2021. We are building an ecosystem that marries the worlds of Science and Design.

“Less Bullshit. More Good Shit” – is the Yellow Octopus Group motto.

We are the ‘Pay Pal’ of the fashion industry end of use. Stock Exits / Take Back / Re-commerce / Upcycling – you name it. We do it.
We are a group of entrepreneurs and innovators who instead of constantly talking about what the problem is, focus on finding commercially viable solutions.

Through our core business we work directly with leading global fashion brands and retailers.
We are also major investors in break through solutions such as Reflaunt and reGAIN app.
As our most recent initiative, in partnership with PDS, a $1.2B fashion supply chain powerhouse, we have created the ‘PDS & Yellow Octopus Impact Fund’ to facilitate the building of a Circular Fashion Ecosystem.

HempAge ecological mission is to increase the textile use of hemp. Hemp shows an environmental friendly footprint that other textile fibers are not able to reach.
Hemp is not only a soil conditioner it also includes naturally pesticides and herbicides.
Its high quality wearing characteristics come from antibacterial and moisture exchange properties.

From the beginning, post industrial recycling is an important component of our DNA.
HempAge recycles the cutting waste of preceding productions.
In research and development we constantly work for making sustainable and ecological clothes more essential, for a greener future for next generations. 

Circularity by 2050 will be reached by not forgetting about natural fibers and resources in our modern world.
Those have the potential to capture huge amounts of CO2 and store it in valuable long lasting products, which cannot only be recycled but downcycled over several steps each time into products which also have a long life circle.

Recovo is a B2B resale marketplace where clothing brands can buy and sell surplus fabrics from past collections. Thanks to technology (AI) and the power of the community we promote the circular economy in the fashion Industry by creating connections between brands globally and reducing textile waste. We have partnered up with Bcome a sustainability platform that analyses the impact of each of our fabrics. So we can measure the impact of reusing. Our commitment: save more than 5K million liters of water (SDG 6), prevent more than 54 K tons of textiles from going to landfill (SDG 12) and improve our customers’ net margin by 15% (SDG 17). and improve our customers’ net margin by 15% (SDG 17). We educate our community on sustainability values through our platform and social networks (SDG 8). and social media (SDG 8)

Khushi Kantha creates ultra-soft, multi-purpose baby blankets, hand-stitched from reclaimed cotton by mothers from the communities hosting the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Khushi Kantha contributes to the circular economy by promoting a shift from ‘take-make-waste’ ‘reclaim-repurpose-reuse’. Our children will inherit the planet – we want to pass it down to them in the best state possible. ‘Kantha’ (which translates as “stitched cloth”) refers to the tradition of mothers crafting blankets for their babies by stitching together their old saris. It is also the name given to the traditional embroidery stitch that is applied over the top. ‘Kantha’ can also simply mean ‘blanket’. ‘Khushi’ is the Bengali term for ‘happy’ – ‘Khushi Kantha’ therefore means ‘Happy Blanket’. Khushi Kantha repurposes the ‘kantha’ tradition, reserving the reclaimed saris for the inside layers of our blankets, and sourcing deadstock cotton fabric for the outside, to which the traditional ‘kantha’ embroidery stitch is applied. Bangladesh is famous for its garments industry. Lots of fabric sadly ends up getting wasted at various stages of the supply chain. This is a particular challenge the industry is facing right now, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to collaborate with like-minded companies to rescue this fabric from landfill.

Africa Collects Textile (ACT) is a social enterprise founded in Nairobi, Kenya in 2014 and has expanded to Lagos, Nigeria in 2021. ACT promotes a circular economy for fashion by collecting and sorting used textiles and footwear for resale, reuse, upcycling. Materials are looped back into the value chain to manage waste from fast fashion and second hand clothes while safeguarding the environment.

Our work is focused on championing The Age of Recovery, so we embrace systems thinking, circular approaches, open-source initiatives, and ethical engagement. We collaborate with brands, organisations, and creatives around the world to deliver innovation in material research, advanced manufacturing, data visualisation, experience design, and education. In practical terms, you’ll find us designing workshops, biofabricating sustainable materials, exploring digital futures, making unusual objects, and creating exhibitions. We also publish our work and teach at all levels.

At BSR we work with business to create a just and sustainable world. As a key strategic pillar for the fashion industry to progress on sustainability, we support our members in developing and implementing circular approaches. We particularly focus on the social and jobs impacts of the circular transition, seeking to advance a circular fashion industry that works for all.

AG Textiles Studio is the only fully sustainable fashion and textile agency based between London and Devon, UK. After years of travelling the world, we have found the most innovative, beautifully crafted, planet friendly fabrics and trims. From sourcing material to ethical production processes and radical transparency, our ethics are Fair Trade certified collections and  Environmental Sustainability. We are proudly working with the British Fashion Council on mentoring designers on sustainable sourcing. Also a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion (UK), we show our collections at all the international textiles fairs, including PV Paris and NYC, Munich Fabric Start , Pitti Florence, Future fabrics Expo from the sustainable angle and Milano Unica. Our mills certification and advanced technology includes: The Global Organic Textile Standard – GOTS The Better Cotton Initiative – BCI STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Global Recycle Standard – GRS ECOTEC® SEAQUAL® RECOVER® Fairtrade Certified Business Social Compliance Initiative – BSCI A8000 PETA APPROVED VEGAN Bluesign® EU Eco Label DAKKS UN Global Compact USDA organic miDori® bio finishes from Switzerland SDA certified bio based product Lenzing Reach Bluesign Seaqual Seacell Fair Wear Foundation Fair Labor Association Repreve Econyl® Biobased Sustainable and Certified Fabrics, DESSERTO bio-based vegan leather, plant based and organic denim, eco/organic trims , craddle to craddle packaging, and more from: Italy, Portugal, UK, Turkey , Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and Japan. Working with womenswear, mens, outwear, athleisure, technical garments, underwear, accessories.. I am launching 2 brands in 2021: 1 fully up-cycled collection with dead stock hangers and fabrics from mills , made in London, UK 2 bio based vegan leather brand of accessories and shoes, made in Italy I am also co founder at RoundRack , in proof of concept stage working with stakeholders across the industry, academia and brands in the UK and Europe. Excited to be a part of this!

Alessia Gotti, Founder & Creative Director, AG TEXTILES STUDIO

Whilst the world’s media has focused on fast fashion and the need for sustainable fashion, footwear brands have avoided the spotlight. But the stark facts behind footwear pollution are of the same magnitude, if not greater. We manufacture 25 BILLION pairs of shoes every year, FIFTY BILLION individual shoes which includes 3 billion pairs of synthetic flip-flops per annum. Every single one heading to landfill or the environment at end-of-life. Each pair weighs between 0.5-1kg creating millions of tonnes to sit in landfill. The volume is growing 20% every decade – that’s another 10 billion extra linear throwaway shoes by 2030. To put this into context the world production of apparel is only 100 billion items per annum. The athletic footwear market alone is worth around $50bn – but close to zero is being spent on environmental initiatives and circularity. Before it’s too late, we launched the Circular Footwear Initiative. The planet cannot absorb fifty to sixty billion shoes per year. We need footwear to disassemble, be repairable, be repurposed and to expand when a child grows. We need materials and componentry which can be refashioned, restructured and if all else fails, recycled. At the very least, in the short term, footwear needs to be compostable, and by that we mean certified compostable, not some greenwash mythical biodegradation. We are gathering together some of the greatest minds in circularity alongside circular fashion and footwear experts and industrial designers. We are planning a series of events and roundtables to encourage debate and sharing of information. We are working with manufacturers of footwear and componentry whilst inviting other major brands to do the same. We’re excited to be working with some real pioneers on the supply side.

The Centre for SMART has a track record of research and publications in footwear circularity. We are continuing this work with a new round of innovation.

I have been campaigning for and raising awareness of a Circular fashion economy

At MUD Jeans we believe there is an alternative to fast fashion, and circularity is it.  We are proud to be part of this important initiative in order to collectively continue to strive for a new circular fashion industry. 

We are implementing the Mapping Project of the Circular Economy in Georgia with the International Donor Organizations.

My name is Natasha and I have created an online platform for parents to be matched to exchange their kids outgrown uniforms for items that fit. Think Tinder for school uniforms.

This offers an economical option for parents whilst raising revenue for schools. For every 10 parents to sign up, I will start donating 50% of the memberships fees to that school.

Parents are matched based on their kids size, gender and uniform need. Once matched, parents can swap one time or for all future uniform needs, removing financial and availability barriers to school uniforms.

I am aware not everyone will join, but it gives a sustainable option for second hand uniforms, it removes the burden on school uniform shop volunteers and generates revenue for schools with no investment from them besides driving sustainability living amongst the school community.

Did you know over 12,000 of uniforms end up in landfill every year in Australia! I want to be part of the sustainable fashion movement that leads Australia to a change in mindset about second hand clothing. www.highendhammydowns.com 

At Anthesis, we support textiles and apparel brands to reduce their negative environmental impact, from understanding more about circular design and production practices, to minimising the end-of-life impacts. During the decisive decade and beyond, Anthesis aims to amplify our impact through our clients, equipping them with the sustainability knowledge and ambition they need to drive forward sustainable performance.
We have world-leading expertise in waste and resources, including lifecycle assessments and footprinting, benchmarking, baseline assessments, and data collection, combined with cutting edge capabilities in the new and growing field of circular economy, circular business models, and recycling.
We believe that creating a circular economy for the textiles and apparel value chain by 2050 is crucial and are excited to see the action and support for World Circular Textiles Day to catalyse change within the industry.

Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to advance sustainability in the fashion industry through education, awareness, research and collaboration.

Since 2016, FTA has taken a keen interest in making fashion circular. Through our annual WEAR conference and webinar series, we have supported this topic multiple times, because it encompasses the entire supply chain, from design and sourcing through to end of life. Our past speakers on this topic include Circle Economy, Bank & Vogue, Re:newcell, H&M Foundation, HKRITA, Evrnu, Circ., Worn Again, Queen of Raw, Goodwill Industries, Value Village, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Outerknown, Wearable Collections, Fashion Positive, EON, thredUP, Debrand, The Renewal Workshop, MBDC, Circular Systems and many more.

From 2017-2019, we convened the Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative (OTDC) funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation – which brought together multiple stakeholders (charities, municipalities, academics, retailers, NGOs) to address textile waste diversion and circular solutions. Through the OTDC we created four working groups to address policy and regulations, textile waste audits, consumer awareness and various recycling processes.

In 2020, we published Canada’s first Textile Recycling Feasibility report, funded by Environment & Climate Change Canada and in partnership with Seneca College, Ryerson University, George Brown College, Goodwill Industries and the CTTEI. In addition, FTA is and a collaborative partner of Accelerating Circularity based in the U.S and a strategic partner of Circular Economy Leadership Canada.

We are now conducting a mechanical textile recycling pilot, with the support of Environment & Climate Change Canada, which involves us building a local recycling supply chain, and convening a national stakeholder learning group.

We are committed to continually learning and spreading awareness about the latest trends and data in textile circularity in order to help the fashion industry achieve true circularity by 2050.

Circolare Club is Australia’s first sustainable closed loop personalised clothing swap system. Customers send in their good condition pre-loved clothes, fill in a customised style survey detailing their sizes, likes, and dislikes, and receive back a mystery bundle of preloved clothes hand picked and styled just for them. The target of Circolare Club is young women in the highschool-mid 20s age range, as they are the largest consumers of textiles, and producers of waste. Circolare Club allows them to keep preloved clothes in circulation, and makes sustainable fashion fun, accessible, and simple. All clothing that is not up to standard is given to Upparel, where fibres are broken down and repurposed, so nothing goes to waste. It is encouraged that customers send in their clothes to swap in an old cardboard box (such as a wine box, box other items have arrived in etc..) and their bundle is sent back to them in the same box (via a carbon neutral delivery service). Other orders are sent out in compostable mailers.

We are in the business of the circular economy and we work to reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse to achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
We commit to multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaboration; and strongly support connections between government, the private sector (from small business to large corporates), universities/tafes/schools and the community.
We create local employment opportunities particularly in entry-level and semi-skilled jobs for youth and vulnerable community members. We aim to ensure a 50% employment rate for the vulnerable and marginalised in our community.

With the immense rise in textile crafts, fiber inspired interior design, and sustainable fashion practices, Fossick Studio is committed to providing a circular future within these sectors by connecting the larger, industrial fashion industry with the substantial craft, design, and niche fashion markets. All of Fossick’s products are sourced from pre-consumer waste produced in the manufacturing of textiles, yarns, fashion, and interior design industries as well as vintage and secondhand clothing and materials which allows us to offer sustainable fibers in smaller quantities.

By following circular economy practices including using botanical dyes, transparent supply chain logistics, and lifecycle assessments Fossick aims to create an environmentally healthy and more egalitarian workplace and society. Working with salvaged materials and local textile recycling companies allows us to utilize existing relationships and technologies while working to develop new sustainable materials for the sizeable craft and design markets. We encourage experimentation with innovative materials and plan to raise awareness about the unsustainable products and practices within these industries by educating and offering eco-friendly fiber products as viable options to existing options that are currently available.

TORAJAMELO is a slow, ethical, sustainable, lifestyle brand that is working towards alleviating the cycle of systemic poverty in rural excluded communities due to outward migration and environmental sustainability of natural habitats.
Our commitments of circularity involve social, cultural, and environmental.
Our work is centered around handwoven textiles from women driven rural indigenous communities of Indonesia, and we believe weavers to be our partners rather than vendors. We are striving towards financial and social sustainability of our communities by exploring additional sources of income, so that they are no longer reliant on TORAJAMELO for the sustenance.
The goal is to ensure these women in marginalised communities are key drivers in their own and their communities’ economic and overall development.
TORAJAMELO is continuously improving its sustainable practices by sourcing natural materials, reducing waste, working with local suppliers, and heading towards developing local circular economy. We are currently investigating our end-to- end supply chain in order to identify areas where we can act more responsibly, build transparency, and achieve 100% product traceability.

Panther Denim is a visionary denim company and creating innovative fabric production while committing to deep, ongoing sustainability, social and ecological responsibility to the industry. Our responsibility to create awareness to our customers/consumers on innovative & sustainable products .

At Panther Denim we have embraced sustainability as a platform for innovation. We leverage the cooperative works between our design, R&D, procurement, sales and production teams and suppliers to create more sustainable products for our customers and preserve our planets. As a fabric mill; reduction of waste, energy and water conservation, recycling, material health, safe and a healthy work environment are at the core of our sustainable strategy. We continuously implement recycling programs in our production facilities such as heat, wastewater, alkaline, boiler heat, etc. Even in these time of uncertainty we keep going to invest on our R&D. It will be the only way to survive and integrate to new rules and changes after pandemic.

Today, we are in a position to offer eco-centric product ranges; organic, eco made fiber, bio based  and recycled materials as well as cotton.

We communicate our impacts in accordance with our certifications and programs, such as ZDHC, Clean Chain, HIGG Index, GOTS/OCS, GRS, OEKO TEX STANDART100, Jeans Redesign Project, etc.

Our brand is part of the Teemill chain – which already implements a circular economy. Items are made from organic cotton in renewable energy powered factories. Once worn through, items can be returned to be remade into products – creating a circular economy.

W2+ – Over 10 years I am involved in circularity and sustainability. 

 

 

We are a Glasgow-based social enterprise dedicated to reuse, repair & recycling for childrenswear, ages 4-18. We were founded in 2017 by Izzie Eriksen, a passionate climate activist and mother, who recognised the urgent need for circular solutions within young people’s fashion.

Families can shop secondhand with us, donate clothing to us & receive free clothing from us when times are challenging. Schools can get support from us, share education opportunities with us and grow greener alongside us.

We are meeting our mission by providing sustainable clothing services, while also influencing consumer behaviour through knowledge and empowerment.

https://www.apparelxchange.co.uk/

We are Meryl Medical, a sustainable, safe and innovative brand with products that will revolutionise the way that we think about, use and dispose of our textiles. We have designed and manufactured our products around the issues that surround our industry, namely environmental impact, quality and protection all built around a circular economy.
The environmental impact of a reusable range of fabrics is the most exciting aspect of what we have created. When you consider the massive reduction of water use and the zero use of solvents and chemicals during production, with the added benefit, this fabric is zero microfibre shedding through manufacture, use and washing.
We have virtually eradicated all production waste at the manufacture stages, achieving this by returning weaving and cutting waste to our manufacturing plant for reuse in new yarns, which can be as high as 22%. 

https://merylmedical.com/

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

Kay Gee Enterprises is a textile recycling company. We have the capacity to recycle more than 25,000 garments daily. We offer bespoke solutions to our clients to recycle various types of end of use textiles. To further commit to circularity by 2050, the company has set various goals and developed different plans of action. Our primary goal is to become more versatile i.e to recycle as many different textile wastes as possible. To achieve this we plan to expand our recycling capacity and invest in technologies. Further, we plan to focus on product and service innovation so that we can offer the customised and best solutions for different types of textile waste. While working and developing new products we keep in mind that the products should be designed to last long as well as be recycled again.

In a world of limited resources we cannot keep consuming limitless-y. I strongly believe that designing with circularity in mind is the key to make those limited resources (almost) limitless by preserving their value for longer. I would be truly interested in nurturing any network that aims to accelerate the transition from linear to circular businesses.

Our mission as a company is to help businesses and supply chain stakeholders accelerate their transition to a more transparent supply chain through traceability. We are committed to providing a solution to help businesses ensure their circularity with physical traceability. We will continue optimizing our product to meet the scalable demands for circular textile supply chains. It takes multiple stakeholders to make actions happen, for this reason, Haelixa is proud to support World Circular Textile Days in its objective to achieve circular supply chains by 2050.

Circular Way is a circular technology company dedicated to redefining the fashion shopping experience. Featuring solely garments designed for circularity, our platform will enable shoppers to buy or rent both new and used clothing side-by-side, receive a host of blockchain-enabled services to maximise their enjoyment and use of their clothes, and resell garments at end of use with the touch of a button.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We earnestly join the signatories in this effort to bring focus on the urgent need of textile recycling.

Look forward to a collaborative approach among all signatories to realize these goals. Usha Yarns is dedicated to raising the bar of quality in recycled textiles.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We seek to reduce the amount of waste generated by the textile industry, generate jobs including excluded people. We believe that learning is the way to change the state of things. For this reason, we train, pass on what we know and create networks to share information and where it is possible to access innovative experiences. This is where new opportunities arise.

National Textile University (NTU) is the premier university of textile education and research in Pakistan. Since Pakistan is a major textile producer in the world, NTU is determined to bring change in the industry as well as society through awareness campaign & trainings as well by providing innovative soltions for the circularity in textiles.

We are Recycling post consumer used textiles and making new yarns, fabrics and blankets from such recycled materials. We have been doing this since the last 40 years. Our current recycling capacity is 20Tons per day and our goal is to increase this to 40Tons per day over the next 5 years and to continue to divert used textiles from landfill as much as possible.

Cellution is developing a method to turn textile waste into interiorproducts.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

We are pleased to welcome a handful of recent new signatories. Statement coming soon.

At ORTA, it is in our DNA to combine art, technology and sustainability to create traceable, durable and circular products with positive handprint. Our own team of experts has been just as obsessive with their quest for the perfect formula creating ORTA denim, in our case, for the optimum balance of recycled materials and durability.

This is why we have created our Golden Ratio Standard: The perfect mix of pre & post-consumer recycled materials and alternative natural materials to give the look and feel of quality that our denim is so well known for, while retaining the ultimate in strength and long term of durability that stands for the test of time. This is our way of fabric development based on built to last with both physical and emotional durability. And it represents our Golden Ratio designing mentality that provides a standard of ORTA’s commitment to designing a world without waste.

Golden Ratio is the all-knowing ORTA innovation at its best combining sustainably circular production with durable construction for denim that stands the test of time. Taking the best features of all ORTA products, Golden Ratio fabrics are eco designed from perfectly blended materials for strength, for both physical and emotional durability and longevity.

Circulix’ mission is to accelerate and facilitate the adoption of circular design strategies and business models in the textile industry. Our software solution enables clients to measure, design and boost the circularity of their products in real-time. With us, our B2B clients can turn circularity into a competitive advantage by quantifying and managing circularity goals.
By 2050, we want to have established a proven circularity ecosystem that guarantees to make each participating business 100% circular.

As Textile Exchange shifts the focus of our work to urgent climate action, we are committed more than ever to push the industry to adopt materials and strategies that deliver on climate outcomes. Alongside decarbonization efforts and a focus on farming practices, the transition to the circular economy is essential to keeping materials in use, ensuring they are produced responsibly, and can be accepted back into the system at the end of their life. We are proud to be part of the first World Circular Textiles Day.

Zori Tex’s mission is to eliminate textile waste to landfill and incineration through technology innovation. Our solution unlocks the value of circular textiles, enabling the new textile-to-textile recycling market to rapidly scale and supporting a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

We are WhoSki.com, the UK’s peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned ski/snowboard clothing. It is our goal to promote sustainability in the wintersports sector and keep textiles out of landfill. Ski wear is almost impossible to recycle due to its composition from layers of different, technical fabrics. It is designed to last, struggles to decompose and is likely to be hanging around for 200+ years. Currently, unwanted ski garments end up in landfill, are incinerated and are now even being found dumped in Africa having been exported from this country. We want this to change with our vertical marketplace alongside our efforts to raise awareness and reform behaviours.

Circularity is in our DNA and is part of our business model since PICVISA is a specialized supplier in the design, manufacture and supply of optical sorting and robotic equipments for the classification of materials, recovery and valuation of waste. We recover materials as glass, coffee capsules, all kinds of plastics, and textile among others.

We are a carbon neutral Company and we believe when speaking about cradle to grave, “A truly circular textile model creates no net pollution or waste.”

Trying to grow, produce, and supply locally and bring together our local wool suppliers. – Field and Pine Farm

Our products are made to last and we encourage everyone to care for them properly and use them for as long as possible. They’re printed to order using water-based inks one at a time and in real-time, so there’s no waste from over-stocked designs and sizes. What is made is only what people need, when they need it. When they are no longer wearable, each is designed to be sent back to us and the material reprocessed, respun, and made into new products. Our customers can find instructions on how to do this inside every product on the washcare label. Scan it and get a Freepost code (currently available in the UK) to send the item back and get store credit in return.

We solve supply chain waste (raw materials + finished goods) across industries. This includes the global reuse, resale, and recycling of paper, plastic, metals, and textiles. And we take care of it all. In the past few weeks, our software helped one Fortune 500 customer take action on 10 metric tons of excess inventory in Asia with 95% diversion from landfills and incineration. The enterprise realized savings on $14M worth of inventory + holding costs. Queen of Raw has already saved over 1 billion gallons of water–enough clean water for 1.43 million people to drink around the world for 3 years.

With how the world is changing today, it is very apparent that business and sustainability need to be on the same side of the equation. We can make a big impact together, which is why APR is proud to become a part of World Circular Textiles Day.
 
As a responsible manufacturer of renewable and biodegradable viscose staple fiber, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) is committed to becoming climate and nature-positive, ensuring clean and closed-loop manufacturing, accelerating circularity, and promoting inclusive prosperity.
 
Circularity and sustainability are dynamic; we can no longer work in silos. APR eagerly welcomes this initiative and stands ready to work with all our partners and brands to ensure true circularity in the industry.

We believe that waste is not waste, but rather a good resource of creation, opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions, solve climate change problems, create cleaner rivers and lakes, and improve unemployment of youth and women . excited to educate corporations, professionals and communities to change waste management habits and fully establish a local circular economy.

AltrEco is a sustainable packaging company providing Eco friendly packaging solutions to startups and scale-ups. To ensure that the loop is closed, we are collaborating with recyclers and composting facilities. Moreover, we are working towards introducing packaging-as-a-service rather than something that is used only once.

Circularity for me is the only way to save us from destroying our own planet We are the only species in the history of this planet hell bent on destroying that which we need most and we are so scared of change .yet its so simple ,we must do it now.

MuddleArt is a pre-consumer textile waste management company where the waste of one’s becomes the livelihood for others. Sourcing, sorting and channelizing textile waste, generate employment and increase livelihood opportunities out of textile waste. At MuddleArt we’re proposing a systematic approach to handle the waste and reduce the implications caused due to unplanned waste management.

As the first circular fashion brand, For Days is on a mission to end fashion waste and catalyze industry change. All For Days apparel is organic, non-toxic, and 100% recyclable. Through our Take Back Bag, we collect used textiles, shoes, and handbags from any brand and in any condition. We work with a best-in-class network of recyclers to divert them from landfills.

Sympany is one of the largest textile collecters of the Netherlands. We are working on a circular textile chain because we want to contribute to a sustainable world with the conservation of raw materials. By collecting, sorting and reselling textile, we focus on maximum reuse and recycling. Our goal is to give all collected textile a new purpose. Together with our partners we try to find suitable and sustainable recycling solutions. From cleaning cloths and isolation material to new yarns. We are an non-profit organization with strong ambitions. The money earned from sales is invested in innovation and recycling to make the textile chain circular. In our ideal world no virgin material is needed to produce new textiles, a true circular textile chain. For more information: https://www.sympany.nl/

We are excited to join the WCTD community to achieve the vision of a fully circular textile economy by 2050. Since its founding, SHEIN has been a disruptor in the fashion retail space, leveraging innovation, technology, and strong supply chain relationships to minimize production waste.

We embrace a small batch test-and-scale model, trying many new things, learning quickly, then collaborating to scale solutions that work – and are applying this same approach to our sustainability journey. Circularity is the logistical next step in our evolution toward zero-waste, and it has implications for transforming operations across our value chain – from raw material sourcing to waste recycling to end-of-life solutions.

Our current initiatives include: – We are accelerating our uptake of recycled and regenerative materials in our products and packaging. SHEIN is a member of Textile Exchange, and we work toward their fiber standards for guidance on best practices regarding sustainable materials. For example, we follow the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) as we aim at accelerating our procurement of recycled poly and cotton materials. – We have partnered with Canopy and joined their CanopyStyle and Pack4Good initiatives to source only forest-safe man-made cellulosic fibers and paper packaging products by 2025, prioritizing recycled content and exploring next-gen solutions such as materials made from agricultural residues and recycled textile scraps.- We are piloting circular product design projects to repurpose our cutting room scraps and other brands’ deadstock fabrics into new products. We also have some exciting projects launching in fall 2022 to increase the life of garments through peer-to-peer resale and take-back programs, which will also help with the responsible collection and recycling of garment waste at the end of its wearable life.-

We also acknowledge that there will always be textile waste that we will not be able to control. So at the Global Fashion Summit in June, we announced the launch of our Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Fund, dedicating $50 million over the next five years to support waste management efforts in communities deeply impacted by textile waste.

These funds will help to remediate harms already done by the fashion industry, as well as invest in circular solutions that will prevent such harms in the future.With more still to come, our goal is to continue measuring and mitigating our own textile waste and to collaborate with other industry leaders to propel the circular textile economy forward!

The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) are leading a consortium with members from Charitable Recycling Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Sustainable Resource Use and WRAP to create Australia’s first National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme. This world class initiative aims to improve the design, recovery, reuse and recycling of textiles, providing a roadmap to 2030 for clothing circularity in Australia. The Scheme will provide clear plans for the fashion and textiles sector and a long term self-sustaining economic model in place to transition to a circular clothing economy.

To continue to use at least 50% recycled materials in all products and to design for cyclability.

Individuals – the Circular Textiles Heroes

The individual players who we want to recognise for their daily impact.

Why is circularity important to you?

Orsola de Castro : ‘Circularity is an innate system that needs to be re-designed into the lives of consumers who have been swindled by brands’ overproduction. We must look at our heritage, and at each other, for knowledge, inspiration and solidarity. Circularity and longevity should be default, not something to look forward to’. 

Mike McGrory : ‘I view circularity as an opportunity for the global economy to shift to a local living economy.  By using regenerative, repurposed, and natural bio-degradable input materials textile manufacturers have a great opportunity to be more aligned with the natural world and help to solve our resource depletion and climate issues’. 

Dr Kate Goldsworthy: ‘Quite simply, without Circularity, there is no sustainability. Our planetary resources are finite and the only way we can conceivably provide for ourselves in the future is to make better use of what we have in circulation already. We are finally seeing real technological progress that can get us there – a future with renewable and abundant resources for all’.

Margot Chevalier: “We need to set in place a circular supply chain management throughout Europe, look at all the different amounts of industrial, leftovers and post-consumer textile waste. I am researching the improvement of mechanical recycling processes for mixed post-consumer textile waste (thereafter chemical recycling is needed for the remaining textile waste)”

Lynn Wilson: “In 1765, Glasgow, Scotland, James Watt invented new mechanisms for the steam engine accelerating the industrial revolution. As a citizen of Scotland, it is my duty to work towards reversing the industrial system that Watt inadvertently enabled and change the current linear system to a circular neo-animist citizen culture.”

 Angelo Gagliardi: “We have continually designed systems to have hard boundaries, where outside these boundaries things are simply not our problem. It’s time we look outside our convenient box and start doing things correctly, efficiently, and effectively. In this day and age we have all the visibility, technology and collective interest to do better.”

Bettina Hobson: “As a supply chain professional and recent graduate in the business of fashion, I have observed waste in many different ways. Sustainable Supply chains and waste management are the foundations of circularity. We must educate the end consumer and push brands to fix their product development processes.”

Bukra Kalaycı : “It is what life is. Instead of living against life itself, we should change our way of living in order to adapt the natural cycle, including the fashion sector which I am working for.”

Daniel Cornish: “Circularity is important because it changes the conversation of a linear economy and could potentially close the loop on waste – in a fashion context this is important to me.”

Traci Kinden “Circularity makes humans and our planet just as important as profit. We cannot accept anything less. This is the only way forward.” 

Shamini Dhana “Circularity embodies the essence of how our natural ecosystems operate – designed without waste and pollution. In the same vein, humans coexist with nature and need to mirror our own creations as reflected in the principles of circularity to honor ourselves, people and planet.”

Garvit Sahdev: “I have spent 8 years studying textiles and working in the industry. I know how bad it is for the environment. Trying to find a solution I did my dissertation in Implications of CE on Indian Textile Industry and ended up founding Infinite X – India’s Circular Fashion Platform.”

Ludmila Haring : “We should change how our products are designed, produced and used. In last months I learned a lot about sustainability, read many reports or publications. I feel the need to become a part of the story towards better and more sustainable future. and also help other fashion professionals in transit to circular economy.”

Jan Merckx: “This world has passed its limits and if we intend to stay on it, we better start transitioning in an accelerated pace to a circular economy, reusing our materials in an energy neutral way advancing wellbeing of all people. And textiles touch each and every one of us.”

Laurent Fang: “Being in the textile industry for 10 years makes me understand we must change how we do business right now. Otherwise, our children will suffer and may not be able to live on Earth with clean water, trees, and oceans. I will keep putting my effort in changing the industry.”

Imran Asghar: “As an Textile professional i feel we must act as much as responsible utilization of Nature resources and reduce environmental impact. Hence very important to promote product that can reuse, recycle, and have full circularity. By doing this not only we can protect environment & save natural resources which ultimate beneficial for next generation.”

Minna Nurmisalo: I have been enthusiastic about clothes since I lived in Milan as a child and later became a fashion designer from the UK. I continued my Master’s in Tech in Finland and went for an exchange year in Chile. I believe you have the magic key to a sustainable future, which will impact the industry – globally. It will be a privilege to be a part of this all.”

Dario Diaz: I have both a professional and personal interest on CE. I have worked on the sustainability arena for several years, both on key corporations and most recently on consultancy. From a personal viewpoint, I’m deeply concerned on the current state of affairs in regards to planetary boundaries and the traditional way of doing business.”

Sharon Silbermann: I returned to grad school for an MS in Sustainability after years in fashion design. I’m now on a mission to create a circular textile recycling and innovation industry from residential municipal solid apparel and textile waste in New York City. Everything needed is here; I want to design my industry’s circular future!

Isabel Willshaw : I refashion donated clothes and am committed to mending and reusing items that are otherwise destined for landfill. Humanity has no choice but to limit our consumption and find good ways to conserve and value what we have. We owe this to future generations.

AMC Newton : It’s part of care for our common home, planet earth. After being part of the fashion & textiles ‘industry’ for many years, and being a part of an extractive culture, I really want to be a part of the change for the better this business is undergoing! Circularity is a mindset shift!

Rachael Wickenden : I want to work for a world where we are not exhausting the planet’s precious resources, exploiting people in the process and making increasing portions of the world uninhabitable through climate change and loss of natural habits.

Mecki Naschke : We must respect our planetary boundaries and its carrying capacity, and therefore must urgently decouple economic growth and resources consumption. True circulariy would avoid all those problems that do not exist in the natural world. Circularity, particularly low carbon circularity is not only the future, it is the only future.

Stefaan Cognie:Offering recyclable products, even with a certain percentage of recycled content is far from enough. These products will at end of life follow the same road to the incinerator… ONLY TRULY circular products will lead to CBF reduction and avoid raw materials from being destroyed. The footprint of rPET (to take an example) is 70% less than virgin material. By reusing raw materials, we will by defintion reduce the footprint. A lot of companies are working on recyclable product but that does lead us nowhere. The only way to preserve our raw materials is by making them truly circular; digitizationwillhelp.

Tamsin Lejeune: “True circularity means slowing fashion down, so that we produce less and value it more. Circularity can only be impactful if it is aligned with fundamental change to the current status quo, in which low cost, throwaway fashion is sold in high volumes. Aligned with a reset to the volume fashion business model, circularity has the potential to transform our industry, curbing its current devastating impact on the planet and driving value for all stakeholders in the supply chain” 

Amey Padma: “Circularity means sustainability in textiles supply chain towards : wastage, carbon footprints, social, ethical and environmental practices. Ultimately the aim must be zero raw material requirements for future 2050 for any apparel or any textile products. All to be made out of waste or the product itself so the world will be free from all textile wastage”

Ngaire Takano : Commitment to ensuring brands and designers are aware of what measures they need to integrate within their future sourcing, design, production and end life of garments, accessories and household items. Create opportunities for waste during production and also recycling are used and love. Fabric has a soul, fashion has a conscience.”

Jonathan Jewell: “I am at UAL and we are fully committed to it for so many reasons – the future existence of the Planet is a huge one, but there’s just as much reason in the preservation and renewal of it even if it isn’t actually destroyed!

Marianne Freund: “Design products that can have many lives in order to preserve planet resources and give new employment to eradicate inequality.

Deborah Bee:Circularity is a no-brainer, We need to tell people – as soon as you realise that 8 out of every 10 garments in your wardrobe will end up in landfill or incineration – it makes you buy differently and think differently. Let’s change the world.

Marta Braga:I am a Fashion and Textile designer, trying to develop a more coherent practice, focusing on the impact of my designs in order to develop the design world and trying to pass a message of personal responsibility through my artworks.

Cyndi Rhoades: “The world needs it more than ever!”

Tom Keaveney : “Without it, we will leave less for future generations.”

Craig Cohon : “It’s the only hope we have for a future commercial society that works”

Nicholas Brown : Saving the planet is the number 1 priority.

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