A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion's future
This new initiative aims to catalyse change across the industry by creating a vision for a new global circular textiles system with economic, environmental and social benefits for long-term success
The Circular Fibres Initiative already involves more than 20 leading businesses, NGOs, philanthropic organisations, and public bodies. As a first step, the Circular Fibres Initiative produced an analysis of the textiles industry, mapping how textiles flow around the global economy, and the externalities that arise from the current system. It explores what a new, circular economy for textiles - one that is restorative and regenerative - could look like, and lay out the steps needed to build it. The initiative’s first report was published in November 2017, and together with the accompanying stakeholder consultation informs the initiative’s further activities. Download the report A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion's future here.
Circular Fibres Initiative builds on the success of the New Plastics Economy
initiative, launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2016, which brings
together leading businesses, city authorities, intergovernmental organisations,
scientists, designers and innovators to build a plastics system that works. This
first systemic initiative has presented two major reports at the World Economic
Forum in Davos and attracted worldwide media attention, which highlights the
importance of a pre-competitive, collaborative mind-set amongst participants.
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