Textiles

Most of the adverse environmental impact in the textile chain comes from the production of raw materials. From using large quantities of water, pesticides and fertilisers (cotton) to depletion of non-renewable resources (synthetic materials). Less than 15% of clothes are collected for recycling, and less than 1% of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: use renewable sources, phase out dangerous substances, increase utilization and radically improve reuse and recycling. Read our publication From Linear to Circular in the Textile and Apparel Industries – Let’s make the circular shift together. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.

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showcase

Healthy Seas Socks - Sustainable fashion

Healthy Seas Socks - Sustainable fashion

Sustainable socks made partly from old fishing nets

events

Nordic Circular Summit 2022

Stockholm, Sweden & Online | 22nd until 24th of November 2022

Nordic Circular Summit 2022

Learn more about circular opportunities in the Nordic region from the event

news
APR 07, 2022

ECESP Networking Village: Inspiring Young Generations to be the Center of CE Transition

ECESP Networking Village: Inspiring Young Generations to be the Center of CE Transition

Sessions with professionals towards sustainable consumption

events

MaterialDistrict: An Expo of Sustainable Materials in Utrecht

Utrecht, The Netherlands | 5th until 7th of April 2022

MaterialDistrict: An Expo of Sustainable Materials in Utrecht

An annual event in NL that demonstrates innovation in sustainable materials

events

Defining Circularity of Textile Industry in Turkey

online | 31st of January 2022

Defining Circularity of Textile Industry in Turkey

Opportunities in the Turkish circular textile industry.

events
HCH

EU FashionMatch Amsterdam 11.0 @Modefabriek

online | 30th of January until 1st of February 2022

EU FashionMatch Amsterdam 11.0 @Modefabriek

Online meetings, informative talks on the fashion & textile industry

showcase

Flocus(TM) kapok fiber the biodegradable and circular fiber that will help us plant more trees and regenerate the planet.

Flocus(TM) kapok fiber the biodegradable and circular fiber that will help us plant more trees and regenerate the planet.

Meet the Kapok fiber: natural fibers for sustainable textile materials

events

EU Circular Talks: Youth voices on Circular Economy

online | 3rd of June 2021

EU Circular Talks: Youth voices on Circular Economy

Opportunities, good practices and challenges for youth engagement in CE

news
MAY 25, 2021

Dutch-English conversations on circular solutions in plastics, textiles and built environment!

Dutch-English conversations on circular solutions in plastics, textiles and built environment!

Strengthening collaboration between The UK and The Netherlands