Imagine every single product around us could be recycled to same quality again. We could eliminate the concept of waste and the need for virgin resources. The circular.fashion system enables that products of today become the resources of tomorrow.
The circular.fashion system is an industry connecting platform for all stakeholders to collaboratively realize a cradle to cradle inspired
circular economy for textiles.
The Circular Design Platform supports fashion brands to design circular and sustainable products in a lean and efficient process.
Through a unique circularfashion.ID the Product Circulation Platform provides customers information of how to increase the useful life of products by circular retail models and orchestrates a partner network to enable material specific recovery for fibre to fibre recycling.
Explore state of the art knowledge for innovative and circular design strategies applied in practical instructions.
With a woven label the circularfashion.ID is integrated into all products and provides an interface for customers, textile collectors and sorting as well as for textile recycling companies.
Find approved materials that fulfill the requirements of our innovative recycling partner network.
The customer interface provides customers with transparency of a garment’s full history. It is also the place where fashion labels can present their sustainability efforts to the customers and to keep in touch during the use phase with them.
The check verifies that a recyclable combination of fabrics and design strategies are used. Generate your technical production documents and a circularfashion.ID for each product.
The sorting interface retains the highest value possible of each garment by using reliable material identification, value assessment and collaboration with our innovative recycling partner network.
Designing fashion that is completely circular used to be complicated and time-consuming. With our circular fashion system, we enable your fashion label to create garments which are not only sustainably produced but also allow textile to textile recycling after use. The Tool can be purchased and used as Software as a Service (SaaS) and supports the whole product development process, from providing circular design solutions to the creation of a tech pack with a circularity check.
Are you a supplier for fabrics or additionals which fulfill sustainable criteria? You can conduct our circularity check matching your textiles with the requirements of our recyclers. All approved products can be listed and sold via our Circular Material Database. This database is used by fashion designers to select their materials for circular fashion. Contact us and suggest your products.
Products which are produced according to our standards qualify for textile to textile recycling. We collect the data about material composition of single items right in the beginning and predefine suitable recyclers according to their requirements. Thanks to our circularfashion.ID, we can offer you an interface to these data. This empowers you to improve your sorting quality substantially. Additionally you can receive meta information of the garments such as brand, season or style. Contact us to become a member of our recycling network.
Textile recycling is changing. If you are offering an innovative recycling technology which enables textile to textile recycling your are the right partner to join our network. We raise your requirements for garments and spread them to fashion designer and textile sorter. Through this system we can guarantee you that you receive the garments which you need for your high-quality recycling. Contact us to become a member of our recycling network.
Currently, the economy follows a linear way of production and consumption with little regard for the environmental consequences it imposes through used and discarded resources and without focussing on quality preserving solutions for discarded materials
Each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide.
A doubling in the number of consumers and an 84% increase in demand for textile fibres over the next 20 years will stretch resources to their breaking limit. With this outlook in view, it is even worse that in 8 out of 10 cases these pieces are simply discarded in the waste without being reused or recycled.
As such, there is an urgent need for the industry to transform into more sustainable practices; socially, economically and environmentally. Circular fashion, based on the main principles of sustainability and circular economy, is a term for fashion that occurs in cycles, aiming to let no material go to waste.
The output from conventional mechanical recycling is a typical case of downcycling. The output alone cannot be used for new textiles. This loss of value is ecologically and economically tremendous and unnecessary.
Recycling innovation is happening and with state of the art technologies it is possible to produce recycled fibres with the same quality as virgin fibers. However, it is essential to give the right inputs of clothing to these recycling machines. Therefore, the possibility of recycling is dependent on intelligent decisions made in every step of a garment’s life cycle, starting with the production of fabrics and the design of a garment all the way through to the recycling or reusing of a piece and its materials. At circular.fashion, we interconnect all actors within the value chain by giving each garment a identification, making sure that each step positively influences circular systems of fashion as well as creating value for all stakeholders.