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:

  • 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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About the Initiative

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.

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Vision of a circular economy for fashion

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中文

时尚产业 循环经济愿景

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Make Fashion Circular Animation

To get in touch with the team, please contact: make-fashion-circular@emf.org

If you would like to request an interview with a member of the team, or your query is media related please contact: pressoffice@emf.org

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