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Make Fashion Circular

  • Published on September 20, 2021
A circular economy for fashion creates better products and services for customers, contributes to a resilient and thriving fashion industry, and regenerates the environment. It prioritises the rights and equity of everyone involved in the fashion industry, and will create new opportunities for growth that are distributed, diverse, and inclusive.

Each year millions of tonnes of clothes are produced, worn, and thrown away. Every second, the equivalent of a rubbish truck load of clothes is burnt or buried in landfill. The fashion industry is one of the major contributors of plastic microfibres entering our oceans. To solve the problem, we must reinvent fashion itself.

We've created a vision for the fashion industry to redesign the way clothes are made and used. Our vision will require industry and government to work together. It will need significant investment, large-scale innovation, transparency, and traceability. But if we take these actions together and get started today, this new system can scale fast.

 

Every second, the equivalent of a rubbish truck load of clothes is burnt or buried in landfill.

 
 

Our vision for a circular fashion industry

A circular economy for fashion creates better products and services for customers, contributes to a resilient and thriving fashion industry, and regenerates the environment. It prioritises the rights and equity of everyone involved in the fashion industry, and will create new opportunities for growth that are distributed, diverse, and inclusive.

We can build an industry that designs products to be:

  • used more

  • made to be made again

  • made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs

Together we can make fashion circular and help tackle the root causes of global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

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