Towards a zero waste industry

Preventing and reducing
the textiles waste mountain

About the programme

We enable the infrastructure needed to valorise textile waste at
end-of-life and increase apparel brands’ capacity to adopt circular strategies.
Our mission is to connect a circular supply chain of producers (manufacturers, retailers and brands) and solution providers (collectors, sorters, recyclers, remanufacturers, logistics, laundry etc), in order to (1) reduce the textiles waste mountain, by enabling the data, technology and infrastructure needed to valorise textile waste at end-of-life and (2) prevent the textiles waste mountain, by increasing apparel brand's capacity to assess and adopt circular strategies.

The Circle Textiles Program (CTP) was launched in 2014 as the first sector programme within Circle Economy. Since 2014, CTP has completed many projects with focus areas of textile-to-textile recycling, circular business models, design for cyclability, technology assessments and circular infrastructure developments and expanded every year due to the powerful projects it develops and executes. Its community of supporters, members and strategic partners also continue to grow; with foundation support from the C&A Foundation and close collaboration with partners such as Gap, Oxfam, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, VF Corporation and Fashion for Good. The majority of our work are multi-year and multi-stakeholder practical projects, a selection of which can be found below.

Ongoing projects

MEET THE TEAM

Gwen
Cunningham
Textiles Programme Lead
Natalia
Papu
Researcher and Analyst – Circle Textiles Programme
Ola
Bąkowska
Project Manager – Circle Textiles Programme
Puck
Middelkoop
Project Manager – Circle Textiles Programme
Hilde
van Duijn
Project Manager – Circle Textiles Programme
Jade
Wilting
Partnerships and Community Manager – Circle Textiles Programme
Hélène
Smits
Associate – Circle Textiles Programme

PARTNERS &
SUPPORTERS