offers Design and System Innovation for a circular future of fashion — already today. We developed an innovative solution to indeed close the loop of textiles and to realize a cradle to cradle inspired circular economy:
This platform interconnects future leading material developments, circular design, circular retail models and closed loop recycling technologies. A scannable tool in each product enables this though transparency and flow of information between all actors involved
All actors along the circular value chain are invited to join the EXTENDED CLOSED LOOP PLATFORM. Collaboratively we co-create circular products with future thinking brands and establish the circular infrastructures between all participants to keep the products in the loop and providing advantages for everyone involved.
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DESIGN FOR CIRCULARITY creates products perfectly designed for a cradle to cradle inspired circular economy. Designed right from the beginning for reuse and valuable closed loop recycling.
The EXTENDED CLOSED LOOP model realizes a completely new circular industry structure for the created products. By extending their life span through reuse and closing the loop through valuable recycling, we use their created in nite value to full capacity.
A digital tool integrated in each product enables transparency, interconnection and flow of information between all stakeholders along the whole product‘s life cycle.LEARN MORE
In order to guarantee that the garments will indeed be reused and recycled, the concept is communicated through a digital tool integrated into each garment. It provides transparency, customer involvement and a coherent interconnection with transfer of these information between all parts of the cycle which is crucial to realizing this intention and making this circular system beneficial for companies, customers and the environment.
My passion about design is to create elaborate products that have meaning, a long and effective life and an endless value.
The future-thinking fashion designer Ina Budde founded Design for Circularity — a sustainable design consultancy and platform to realize Design and System Innovation for a circular future of fashion. She developed the EXTENDED CLOSED LOOP model to provoke a shift of the current industry structure in order to build an intelligent and healthy circular system.
During her studies of fashion design at HAW Hamburg she created numerous award winning collections with different sustainable approaches and developed a focus on circular design strategies. She won a scholarship to complete the MA Programme ‘Sustainability in Fashion’ at ESMOD Berlin while developing sustainable collections for innovative labels and inventing the EXTENDED CLOSED LOOP model — a system for a circular industry structure that has been selected as one of the innovations of LAUNCH Nordic 2014 and received the NEXT ECONOMY AWARD 2015. Her first circular collection FUTURE PROOF for the label Acronym followed this model and won the lavera Green Fashion award 2015. Besides spreading her EXTENDED CLOSED LOOP model with ‚Design for Circularity’ she gives workshops and lectures on ‚FUTURE DESIGN CONCEPTS - sustainable design strategies in fashion’ at several universities. Ina Budde is founding member of the global Open Source Circular Economy association and co-initiated in this frame the first Circular Textile Challenge Berlin.
FASHION BRANDS - MATERIAL INNOVATORS - LOGISTIC COMPANIES - RECYCLERS and FUNDING PARTNERS are invited to join the EXTENDED CLOSED LOOP platform to collaboratively close the loop on textiles. Be part of the consortium that will bring our shared vision to life!