Front runners in circular textiles

Introduction

August 2018 – For the ECAP pilot, Moodstreet has searched for ways to create more awareness and enthusiasm among children for sustainable youth clothes. Therefore they produced a film to explain sustainability and recycling to children, with the exciting potential to be used as educational material.

July 2018 – All nine pilots are underway and results are expected later this year.

The nine pilots are:

  1. ASOS
  2. Blycolin Group International 
  3. HAVEP
  4. JBC 
  5. Moodstreet 
  6. Schijvens Corporate Fashion
  7. TRICORP Workwear
  8. We Fashion 
  9. Suitsupply

January 2017: Dutch based workwear companies Tricorp, Schijvens mode and Havep have all started F2F pilots in the Netherlands.  Read about the trials and companies involved.

The Dutch government signed a Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector agreement with industrial representative organisations, trade unions and NGO’s.  Seventy-five businesses signed up and are now developing their own plans for sustainability and CSR.

The participants will work together on achieving sustainability targets that would be difficult or impossible to achieve alone. One of the first actions is to draw up a Road Map to develop a strategy on how the textile sector can become circular in 2030. The F2F pilots are an important example of how to achieve the goals for the Road Map.

About the action

Nine innovative pilots focused on fashion brands and work wear companies  to gain new fibres from post-consumer textiles and turn them into new garments.

Worldwide demand for sustainable textiles is growing. The recycling of fibres is an important way of reducing our environmental impact.  Recycled fibres reduces the use of virgin materials, saves water and energy and leads to less landfill and incineration. Making this happen depends on clothing brands leading their supply chains into more innovative activity.  It could be as simple as developing recycled t-shirts and supporting the supplier to produce them with recycled fibres. Or, a big ambition would be to introduce recycled fibres into whole new sustainable clothing collections and develop strategies on resource efficiency in the supply chain.

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