News: Re:think – Re:source – Re:fashion
Textile and apparel manufacturers are “spilling” an average of 25% of virgin material resources and it is not clear how much makes its way back into the apparel supply chain.
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
MADE-BY and Reverse Resources are working with apparel brands, retailers, manufacturers and other sector stakeholders on the issue of pre-consumer textile waste. Their project aims to find new ways to reduce production spill, increase transparency and deliver value through "a win-win model that supports circular products and supply chains". In the third phase of the project, they are looking to engage more retailers and manufacturers to leverage the untapped value of production leftovers in clothing supply chains.
European apparel brands and retailers and their manufacturing partners can join this project as part of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP). Benefits of taking part include subsidised project fees and access to learning and connections through the ECAP network.
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NZ Textile Reuse Programme gains new members
Textile rental service Alsco and Wellington City Council have joined the New Zealand Textile Reuse Programme, which aims to reuse the 80 billion garments produced each year rather than see 75% of them go to landfill or incineration as at present.