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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 help fashion reinvent itself.
We’ve created a blueprint for the fashion industry to help redesign the way we create clothes. We can use it to build an industry that designs products to be:
Together we can make fashion circular and help tackle the root causes of global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.
Download the full vision and make fashion circular.
In May 2017, Make Fashion Circular was originally launched as the Circular Fibres Initiative, at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The initiative brings together leaders from across the fashion industry, including brands, cities, philanthropists, NGOs, and innovators. Its aim is to stimulate the level of collaboration and innovation necessary to create a new textiles economy, aligned with the principles of the circular economy.
One year later, at the 2018 Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the Circular Fibres Initiative entered its second phase: Make Fashion Circular. To thrive, and not just survive, the fashion industry needs to radically redesign its operating model. By transitioning to a circular system, where we keep safe materials in use, the industry can unlock an enormous economic opportunity.
To really Make Fashion Circular, businesses, governments, innovators, and citizens need to join forces. Make Fashion Circular brings together industry leaders including Burberry, Gap Inc., H&M Group, HSBC, Inditex, PVH and Stella McCartney as Core Partners. Make Fashion Circular has been made possible by Laudes Foundation, MAVA Foundation and players of People's Postcode Lottery.
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