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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news
SEP 19, 2022

Australia Part 6: Strengthen cooperation between Australia and the Netherlands

Australia Part 6: Strengthen cooperation between Australia and the Netherlands

The sixth and final edition of Jacqueline Cramer in Australia

news
AUG 31, 2022

Australia Part 5: Circular textiles

Australia Part 5: Circular textiles

The fifth report of Jacqueline Cramer's journey in Australia

events

Circular Ecosystem day

Impact Hub Amsterdam | 21st of September 2022

Circular Ecosystem day

Connect and strengthen relationships between key circular stakeholders!

events

EUCircularTalks: EU Textiles Strategy in Motion - What does it mean for the future of textiles?

online | 26th of September 2022

EUCircularTalks: EU Textiles Strategy in Motion - What does it mean for the future of textiles?

Vision towards the current textile industry

events
HCH

Circular Week 2022

Poland | 3rd until 6th of October 2022

Circular Week 2022

Save the date for the fifth-anniversary edition of the Circular Week!

events

Tackling root causes: halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy

online | 13th of June 2022

Tackling root causes: halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy

Learn the role a circular economy can play in halting global biodiversity

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