25th May, 2017

The way we produce, use, and reprocess clothing today is inherently wasteful, and current rising demand increases the negative impacts. The Circular Fibres Initiative aims to catalyse change across the industry by creating an ambitious, fact-based vision for a new global textiles system, underpinned by circular economy principles, that has economic, environmental, and social benefits, and can operate successfully in the long term. says Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

She was speaking on 11 May, 2017, at the launch in Copenhagen of a new initiative that brings together key industry stakeholders to build a circular economy for textiles starting with clothing.  Participants in the Circular Fibres Initiative, including H&M, Nike, and fashion industry groups, will work together to define a vision for a new global fibres system, which will address the significant drawbacks of the ‘take-make-dispose’ model currently dominating the industry. You can learn more on the Ellen Macarthur Foundation website here …