3 practical and action-based projects to reach your circularity commitments

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Join our Post-Consumer 

Recycling Pilots.

An industry collaboration 

making post-consumer 

textile recycling a reality

Switch Gears.

Redefine your Business Model.

An innovation process that guides brands toward a circular 

business model

Trainings that enable brands to reach their circular commitments 

Educate. Inspire. Empower.

We've seen a great shift towards circularity in the textiles industry over the past few years. Linear is now last season’s news; the future is circular. 

Circle Economy is launching three action-based projects that will make circularity accessible and achievable for apparel brands and retailers. The road towards circularity is complex, these three projects will guide you along the way. Choose your journey below.


"While the why of circularity is understood, the how is still largely unknown"

-  Gwen Cunningham, Lead Circle Textiles Programme Circle Economy

1. ON COURSE: CIRCULAR FASHION 

EDUCATIONAL TRAINING MODULES 

The circular economy is all about collaboration. But how do you make sure that your partners, colleagues and value chain understand what the circular economy is, why it's important and how to get started? 


Circle Economy is excited to launch a series of educational trainings titled On Course: Circular Fashion. The workshops, which may be taken individually or as a suite, focus on educating and empowering teams across work streams to apply circular strategies in a practical and relevant way. 


The educational trainings consist of 5 separate modules: 






1. Introduction to Circularity

2. Source & Design

3. Business Model Innovation

4. The End of Life Supply Chain 

5. Branding & Communication. 

2. SWITCHING GEAR

 GUIDING BRANDS TOWARD A CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODEL

Are you a fashion brand interested in designing and implementing a re-commerce or renting/leasing business model? Circle Economy is proud to be one of 5 global initiatives selected and supported by the C&A Foundation to 'Bridge the Implementation Gap in the Apparel Sector'.  


The 2 year 'Switching Gear' connects a multidisciplinary team of circularity experts, design thinkers and researchers, who will lead six brands through an innovation process that empowers them to uncover and overcome the internal and external barriers they face towards the implementation of circular business models. 


For this project, there will be an exclusive focus on re-commerce and renting/leasing business models. The ultimate aim is to lead the participating brands toward successful new business model adoption, thereby contributing to an industry shift towards circular consumption models. 


Are you interested in being one of the six pioneering brands? 


SWITCHING GEAR

TOWARDS CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODELS

3. POST-CONSUMER RECYCLING PILOTS

SUPPORTING BRANDS IN ADOPTING CLOSED LOOP BUSINESS MODELS


In order for brands to adopt a truly circular business model, we need to close the material loop within the textiles industry. Through this pioneering recycling pilot, Circle Economy is bringing together industry stakeholders to fibersort, recycle and manufacture post-consumer textiles into yarns and textiles that will be measured against industry expectations. 


Are you interested in setting the standard and guiding recycled post-consumer textile material innovation? Would you like to get clarity on questions you have around post-consumer textile to textile recycling? Join us. 





The Circle Textiles Programme is Circle Economy's longest running sector programme. Since 2014, the textiles team has been dedicatedly working to develop the system innovations that are necessary to close the loop. Together with our members of fashion brands, recyclers, collectors and sorters, we aim to produce the critical data, tools, technology and business models that will become the new foundation for a circular textiles industry. 


Contact us directly for more information or to collaborate: jade@circle-economy.com


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