Tag: circular fashion
A sector alliance that was formed to tackle issues relating to microplastics has completed the next phase of its project to develop a harmonised industry standard for the supply chain. The Cross Industry Agreement (CIA) has revealed the results of a fibre fragmentation trial that has been carried out in advance of establishing a CEN Standard (from the European Committee for Standardization). Once confirmed, the standard will also become an ISO standard under the Vienna Agreement, providing apparel manufacturers and policy makers with a vital tool as part of wider work to reduce microfibre shedding into the environment.
The modern consumer is more concerned about its actions and how they impact the world on a large scale. However, given that our current way of living is based on consumption, it’s still difficult to grasp just how much we contribute to increasing the amount of waste and illegal practices by just purchasing things we consider necessary.
Join the online conference: "Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry"
On 27th May 2021, the EU COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster will be presented at the conference “Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry”. This is a Partner Event at The Green Week #EUGreenWeek - Europe’s largest annual environmental policy conference. This year it will be held from May 31 to June 4, under the main theme of “Zero Pollution”.
Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion and Textile Brands at Circular City Week New York
Get to know the European project FASCINATE that has the aim to support the internationalization of European textile and fashion SME’s working towards the development of circularity and sustainability.
The traditional linear textile business model (from virgin materials to products and then waste), results in high consumption of raw materials and generation of waste, which contributes significantly to the large and negative environmental impact of the global textile industry.
“Upcycling does not simply mean repurposing fabrics and reusing clothes, it’s the alternative way of making fashion smarter and circular” say influential speakers at C.L.A.S.S.’ virtual talk LET’S GET THE VIRTUOUS CIRCLE ROLLING
The days of thrift stores being connotated with musty old tee shirts are over. Resale culture has been deemed the “new sustainability” as consumers shift mindsets surrounding luxury goods and fashion. This mindset shift has widespread economic and environmental benefits, as resale of luxury designer goods benefits both the environment, the consigner, and the consignee.
The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products. The industry is re-inventing itself to offer solutions that are workable and make a sustainable impact.