Today, 2% of post–consumer textiles (in Europe) are diverted to fibre-to-fibre recycling. Creating a circular system for post-consumer textile waste currently faces many challenges, including a lack of standards for collecting and sorting textile waste across countries, inaccurate composition claims, uneven quality of materials, and a lack of reliable data across value chain stakeholders.
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12 major players from across the entire value chain collaborate towards demonstrating a potential scalable solution for textile-to-textile recycling.
The organisations will establish transformational synergies between the waste management practices of Veolia, leading the post-consumer textile waste collection, sorting and division, and the feedstock needs of the respective textile recycling technologies of Infinited Fiber Company, BASF, and CuRe.
FAU will support the project with analytical expertise to maximise the conversion of multi-fibre textile waste into recycled fibre, and Aalto University will conduct citizens’ engagement activities to raise awareness of textile recycling practices, and analyse social impact.
Fashion for Good will lead industry communications, and conduct business viability and digital integration activities, supported by Quantis and Arapaha who will collect and analyse data from across the value chain for sustainability assessments and digital solution recommendations.