Sustainable Fashion

Everything you want to know about the sustainability of the textile and fashion industry

For the textile and garment industry, circularity encompasses the principles of closing the loops in production in order to maintain textile resources in circulation; this essentially takes into account the responsibility of collecting and processing as much as is being produced by industry players. Moreover, a highly important aspect of practicing safe circularity requires that all materials be free from hazardous chemicals, resulting in less harmful impacts and allowing for safe reuse and recycling measures. According to the 2017 report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the economy of textiles, 97% of textile fibers are sourced from virgin feedstock whereas only 1% originate from closed-loop recycling and 2% from recycled feedstock from other industries; this is a clear indication that the fashion industry needs to take the necessary steps towards a safe circular economy in order to preserve and add value to the industry as well as for the people and the environment at large. 

We invite you to read our posts to learn more about the topic and explore what factors are  preventing circularity in the textile and garment industry and what can be done inside and outside the supply chain to address this growing industry concern.