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Established in 1856, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctive British identity.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta brands. Fiscal year 2017 net sales were $15.9 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through company-operated stores, franchise stores, and e-commerce sites.
To learn about Gap Inc.’s sustainability commitments and how the company is working to help change the way business changes the world, please visit: www.gapincsustainability.com.
H&M Group loves fashion and design. We are driven by a desire to always create the best offering for our customers, and to do so in a sustainable way. With a global presence and several unique brands, H&M Group reaches customers around the world through our integrated physical stores and digital channels. The H&M group includes nine clearly defined brands with their own unique identity; H&M and H&M Home, COS, Monki, Weekday, & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, H&M Home, ARKET and Afound.
HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 3,900 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions. HSBC serve around 38 million customers and our network covers 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.
To learn more about HSBC’s broader approach, please visit http://www.hsbc.com/our-approach/sustainability
Inditex is one of the largest fashion distribution groups worldwide. It has 7,475 stores in 96 markets and 47 online markets. It has 8 commercial formats: Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe. The Group also includes companies linked to the different activities that from part of the business of design, manufacture and distribution of the textiles.
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.
Born and raised in London and the English countryside, Stella McCartney graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1995. She launched her own fashion house under her name and showed her first collection in Paris in October 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. Her collections include women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, fragrance, and kids. The company now operates 52 freestanding stores in such locales as Manhattan’s Soho, London’s Mayfair, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing. Most recently, McCartney debuted her first menswear
collection under her eponymous brand label.
Adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry with the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany, the company employs almost 57,000 people across the globe and generated sales of around € 21 billion in 2017.
Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd (ABFRL) is India’s largest pure play fashion company with a bouquet of several iconic brands. These include Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England, together with fast fashion brand People; India's largest fully integrated fashion multi-brand outlet chain, Planet Fashion; India's largest premium international brand retailer managing The Collective, ABFRL encompasses Indian fashion needs across the spectrum. ABFRL has also partnered with international brands - Hackett London's, Ted Baker, Simon Carter, Ralph Lauren and Forever 21 for exclusive operations in India brings global fashion choices to our Indian consumers.
ABFRL also encompasses Pantaloons Fashion and Retail Ltd., our Value Fashion Division, India's largest premium international brand retailer in the value and mid-market segment.
ABFRL hosts India's largest fashion network with over 11,000 points of sale, which include close to 2,500 exclusive ABFRL brand outlets across 700+ cities and towns.
ABFRL is working on following focus areas:
Apex Spinning & Knitting Mills Limited is a 100% export oriented vertical Knitting, Dyeing & Finishing and Garment Manufacturing Company. ASKML started production in 1991 and is the first vertical knitwear production facility in Bangladesh. Specializes in children-wear & infant-wear and the present production capacity is about 24 million pieces/year. ASKML uses a large variety of circular-knit and warp-knit fabrics produced exclusively by the company's fabrics department, from a wide range of fibers, with or without spandex and yarn dyed or solid dyed.
Last 24 years ASKML has been a regular supplier to the largest retail chain stores of Europe and North America, e.g., H&M, Sainsbury, Wal-Mart and Hanes Brand. All ASKML products bear the OKO-TEX label, certified by Organic Exchange (OE), Fair Trade Certification (FLO) and have fulfilled all the requirements of WRAP. ASKML fully complies labor Code of Conduct required by major retail stores of Europe and USA.
Arvind is the largest textile manufacturer in India. From innovation in fibre to sustainability in fashion, Arvind is powering high-fashion brands across the world, while delivering unmatched excellence across the textile-garment value chain. Arvind provides vertically integrated textile-apparel solutions for fashion retailers worldwide with an underlying promise of sustainability.
ASOS was founded in 2000 and has become a top fashion destination for 20-somethings around the world, with 18.4 million customers globally. Our corporate responsibility programme, Fashion with Integrity (FWI) drives our transparent, responsible and inclusive approach to business. It’s how we work with others to transform the impact of fashion on people, animals and the environment. By embedding FWI in every corner of our business and charging our senior leaders with responsibility for driving it forward we can make an increasingly positive difference to the lives of people and the planet.
Bank and Vogue is one of the largest traders in used apparel in North America, the parent company behind the European vintage chain Beyond Retro and operator of the largest commercial re-manufacturing facility in the world in India. They are leaders in the circular economy of textiles with over twenty years of experience in the ReUse space.
Offering a completely unique perspective, honed from their expertise in trading, retailing, remanufacturing and recycling used clothing, Bank and Vogue is the only full circle global solutions provider in the reuse world of the apparel industry. This knowledge allows them to support global brands by offering opportunities and solutions to create a more circular economy for their own apparel.
The full circle:
Bank and Vogue have developed new and innovative tools and methodologies that allow manufacturers to design with used apparel. Their insight creates a consistent product from an inconsistent supply, changing the future potential of recycled clothing.
BESTSELLER is an international family-owned fashion company founded in Denmark in 1975. Today, the company has more than 17,000 dedicated employees globally. BESTSELLER provides fashion clothing and accessories for women, men, teenagers and children. The company is a house of brands and consists of the following: JACK & JONES, JUNAROSE, JACQUELINE DE YONG, MAMALICIOUS, NAME IT, LMTD, NOISY MAY, OBJECT COLLECTORS ITEM, ONLY, ONLY PLAY, ONLY & SONS, PIECES, POSTYR, SELECTED, VERO MODA, VILA CLOTHES and Y.A.S.
BESTSELLER’s products are available online, in 2,700 branded chain stores and in 20,000 multi-brand and department stores across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, Australia and India.
C&A is a leading global retail fashion business, providing quality, affordable clothing to 2.5 million customers each day. With more than 60,000 employees worldwide, C&A has retail business in 20 countries in Europe, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and China.
Circular Systems is a Social Purpose Company, focused on innovative materials solutions from proprietary circular and regenerative technologies. With our waste-to-fiber platforms; Agraloop and Texloop, combined with Orbital Yarn Technology, we offer break-through solutions for the most efficient management of textile and agricultural waste streams.
The Circular Systems, “Lightest Touch™” philosophy, defines our mission to retain the maximum amount of imbedded energy in waste inputs— to create the highest-value outputs. We strive to achieve beyond zero-waste in order to achieve regenerative impacts for the benefit of nature, society, and economics. This is achieved through the most elegantly simple and efficient approaches to deconstruction, coupled
with the most advanced new-materials strategies.
The founders of Circular Systems have been committed to low-impact production strategies for more than 20-years. Our team has a combined experience of nearly 100-years in fiber/yarn/textile and finished goods manufacture.
At DuPont, we’re creating sustainable, innovative, market-driven solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. DuPont Biomaterials is poised to continue our heritage of leadership in sustainable materials innovation as we bring world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace, focused on partnerships with forward-thinkers to promote the new bioeconomy. We’re dedicated to finding ways to enhance the quality of life through high-performance, competitively priced materials while progressively reducing the environmental impacts of industry. Our ultimate goal is to be an important
part of the circular economy, one in which products are made to be made again, where the system is powered by renewable energy, where the process itself is responsible and restorative.
Farfetch Limited is the leading global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry. Founded in 2007 by José Neves for the love of fashion, and launched in 2008, Farfetch began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. Today the Farfetch.com Marketplace connects customers in over 190 countries with items from more than 50 countries and over 1,000 of the world’s best brands, boutiques and department stores, delivering a truly unique shopping experience and access to the most extensive selection of luxury on a single platform. Through its business units, which also include Store of The Future, Farfetch Black & White Solutions, Browns, and Stadium Goods, Farfetch continues to invest in innovation and develop key technologies, business solutions, and services for the luxury fashion industry.
For more information, please visit www.farfetch.com.
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. is a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of the brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being: GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and changing the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with a new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.
For more information, please visit https://www.fastretailing.com/eng/.
Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, a privately-held business entity headquartered in Hong Kong, is the major shareholder of the Fung Group of companies, whose core businesses operate across the entire global supply chain for consumer goods including sourcing, logistics, distribution and retail. The Fung Group comprises 39,900 people working in more than 40 economies worldwide. We have a rich history and heritage in export trading and global supply chain management that dates back to 1906 and traces the story of how Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta emerged as one of the world’s foremost manufacturing and trading regions. We are focused on both creating the Supply Chain of the Future to help brands and retailers navigate the digital economy as well as creating new opportunities, product categories and market expansion for brands on a global scale.
Listed entities of the Group include Li & Fung Limited (SEHK: 00494), Global Brands Group Holding Limited (SEHK: 00787), Convenience Retail Asia Limited (SEHK: 00831) and Trinity Limited (SEHK: 00891). Privately-held entities include LH Pegasus, Branded Lifestyle Holdings Limited, Fung Kids (Holdings) Limited, Toys"R"Us (Asia) and Suhyang Networks.
Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear and other related consumer products. Guess? products are distributed through branded Guess? stores as well as better department and specialty stores around the world. As of May 2, 2020, the Company directly operated 1,141 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company’s partners and distributors operated 540 additional retail stores worldwide. As of May 2, 2020, the Company and its partners and distributors operated in approximately 100 countries worldwide. For more information about the Company, please visit www.guess.com.
Hallotex is a design and manufacturing fashion company, with over 25 years experience in the apparel industry. The company is committed to being responsible and respectful with the environment and it is focused on developing solutions based on a circularity mind-set. Hallotex has developed and created their own Recycling Project, based on zero waste philosophy, The LoopTM , a certified process which results in a recycled yarn, fabrics and garments coming from obsolete garments and/or cutting waste. Our vision is to be part of the real change to scale circularity in the textile industry by offering products, which are fully designed and created according to sustainability principles in collaboration with brands, manufactures and organizations
Hirdaramani is always ahead of the curve.
A pioneer of the Sri Lankan apparel industry, we brighten the world of fashion with new ways to succeed. Sophisticated brands promise the finest garments to discerning customers worldwide. Our teams foster exclusive relationships with customers to create style leading, cost-effective solutions.
A future-focused organisation, we believe doing the right thing makes good business sense. Here sustainability is a way of life.
Every day, we make a heartfelt promise to respect our precious planet, and inspire our people to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Still, we know we can do better. And we will. We’ve created an ambitious sustainability strategy with an actionable framework.
As Hirdaramani becomes a greener, more people-oriented organisation, we will share an increasingly positive future with our customers, employees and communities.
HP believes in the power of technology to enable people and communities to change the world for the better. We are driven to reinvent the future each day through our products and services so that our customers, partners, and communities can shape the future.
I:CO, short for I:Collect, is a leading global solutions provider for the collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of used clothing and shoes. The company’s innovative in-store take-back system and worldwide infrastructure offers fashion companies and retailers a sustainable product end-of-life solution.
The commitment to precise, high-quality product sorting and evaluation, in accordance with the international waste hierarchy of prioritizing reuse before recycling, is the hallmark of I:CO‘s selected certified sorting facilities. To further industry transformation, I:CO initiates individual circular supply chain projects to help fashion companies integrate recycled fibers into their production. I:CO’s vision is to enable a circular economy for the textile industry where unwanted clothing and shoes circulate in closed loops and are used over and over again for the production of new products. The I:CO take-back system is the basis for this circular economy. Currently I:CO works with partners in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management). The Group offers its services to 12 million customers through a network of over 4,600 branches well distributed throughout the country with market shares no lower than 12% in most Italian regions.
Intesa Sanpaolo has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,100 branches and 7.7 million customers, including subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas, and an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers across 25 countries.
Since 2015 Intesa Sanpaolo is the Financial Services Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the world's leading organization in accelerating the Circular Economy.
The role of a bank in this cultural and entrepreneurial transformation is to favor the transition of businesses and consumers towards this new economic model.
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watchmaking: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear.
By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Maisons to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination.”
In 2017, Kering had nearly 29,000 employees and pro forma revenue of €10.823 billion.
Since the creation of the first polo in 1933, LACOSTE has become a leading brand in fashion and lifestyle.
Continuously reinventing itself so as to carry on combing legacy and modernity, sport and daily life, the LACOSTE style materialises through iconic, contemporary and urban collections that gain their inspiration from sport and French elegance. LACOSTE comes in a number of different ranges for the entire men, women and children’s wardrobe, providing a wide variety of items: clothes, leather goods, perfumes, shoes, eyewear, household linen, watches and underwear, all offering the brand’s famous knowhow.
LACOSTE is an international group, established in 98 countries, throughout a network of 1100 shops.
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Lee® celebrates its longstanding values and 130-year heritage with a new vision for the future of our planet. Through purposeful design, meaningful partnerships, and a commitment to exploring the most sustainable options, Lee will create a more sustainable future. For people. For planet. For A World That Works™.
The Lenzing Group is an international company that produces high-quality fibers from the renewable raw material wood with environmentally friendly and innovative technologies. These fibers form the basis for a wide range of textile and nonwoven applications, and are also used in work and protective wear and in industrial applications.
Lenzing’s quality and innovative strength set global standards for wood-based cellulose fibers. With 80 years of experience, the Lenzing Group is the only company in the world which produces significant volumes of all three wood-based cellulose fiber generations. Its products are marketed under the following brands: TENCELTM for textile applications, VEOCELTM for nonwovens and LENZINGTM for special fiber applications in other areas and other products. Innovations like REFIBRATM recycling technology, the identifiable LENZINGTM ECOVEROTM branded fibers and TENCELTM Luxe branded lyocell filament yarn make Lenzing a global innovation leader.
The Lenzing Group’s success is based on consistent customer orientation combined with innovation, technology and quality leadership. Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management with very high environmental standards and can underscore this commitment with numerous international sustainability certifications for its business processes as the most sustainable company in the sector.
The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s municipalities. LWARB aims to help reduce waste and improve its management in London, by supporting London’s recycling efforts and helping to accelerate the development of a circular economy.
M&S is one of the UK's leading retailers. We are committed to making every moment special through the high quality, own brand food, clothing and home products we offer in our stores and internationally.
Plan A is our way to help build a sustainable future by being a business that enables our customers to have a positive impact on wellbeing, communities and the planet through all that we do.
Born and raised in Budapest, Sandra Sandor graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2005. In 2006, she launched her own label Nanushka. In 2016, the brand took a more entrepreneurial approach when Peter Baldaszti, Sandra’s longtime partner joined as a co-owner and CEO.
A signature style of confident ease and subtle femininity was evident from her first collection. Where East meets West, the brand draws inspiration from the spiritual journey through cultures and time, effortlessly combining function with flair. Nanushka delivers a modern, versatile, day-to-night wardrobe for the modern human with the aim of creating a new informal form of beauty.
With clothing designed in Budapest and produced in Europe, the collections showcase the finest craftsmanship and materials. Nanushka shows her mainline collection at New York Fashion Week. The brand operates a free-standing flagship concept store in Budapest. The collections are now stocked in over 30 countries internationally through prestigious online stores, specialty shops and department stores.
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates full-line stores, Nordstrom Rack stores and Nordstrom Local service hubs. Additionally, customers are served online through: Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom.ca, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook and TrunkClub.com.
The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables – each day. While efficiently managing solid waste and clearing litter or snow from 6,300 miles of streets, the Department is also a leader in environmentalism — committed to sending zero waste to landfills by 2030.
At OUTERKNOWN, we’ve always strived to make every decision with the highest regard for the hands that build our clothes and the world we call home.
Founded in 1837, Procter & Gamble has a long history of innovation and corporate citizenship. P&G has a portfolio of leading brands spanning 10 categories, with products sold in more than 180 countries across the world. The Fabric Care category, which includes brands like Tide, Gain, Downy, Ariel and Lenor, is one of the company’s largest categories.
At P&G Fabric Care, we believe that it is our business to clean, protect, and enhance fabrics, and our passion to care - for clothes and for our planet. Based on our extensive research and cutting-edge innovations, we strive to provide the ultimate care for clothes—helping them stay like new for longer. In fact, we’ve proven that we can quadruple the life of clothing by washing it using trusted P&G laundry care brands (Ariel/Tide PODs detergent + Downy/Lenor Fabric Conditioner) in a quick and cold cycle*. We call this our #LongLiveFashionFormula. And we know that if we can help to extend the life of just one in five items in European wardrobes by 10% we could save 3 million tonnes of CO2 per year that would be generated from creating new clothes.
It’s innovations like these that help P&G make the everyday just a little bit better—for our consumers and for our world.
*as compared to using competitive powder detergent and no Fabric Conditioner at 40C--testing was based on European wash conditions.
Primark operates over 350 stores in eleven countries: Republic of Ireland, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, the US and Italy; and has over 75,000 employees. Primark offers high quality fashion at value for money prices, put simply, “Amazing Fashion, Amazing Prices”.
With approximately 3,100 employees, sales revenue of EUR 1,092 million in 2019 and a network of production and sales sites located throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia, RadiciGroup is one of the world’s leading producers of a wide range of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, high performance engineering polymers and advanced textile solutions, including nylon yarn, polyester yarn, yarn made from recovered and bio-source materials, nonwovens and personal protective equipment for the healthcare field.
These products are the result of the Group’s outstanding chemical expertise and vertically integrated polyamide production chain and have been developed for use in a variety of industrial sectors, such as: automotive, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, apparel, furnishings, construction, household appliances, and sports.
The basis of the Group’s strategy is a strong focus on innovation, quality, customer satisfaction and social and environmental sustainability.
Created in 2009 by founder and CEO Yael Aflalo, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fast fashion and sustainability can coexist, infusing green measures into every aspect of the brand, from repurposed vintage pieces and sustainable fabrics to eco-friendly packaging. Reformation has established itself as a pioneer not only through its direct-to-consumer business, but bricks and mortar retail as well, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of the online experience to its 12 physical doors across the US. Providing stylish, eco-conscious products across apparel, accessories, denim, bridal, outerwear, swim, intimates and more, Reformation is the go-to brand for women who want to look beautiful and live sustainably.
reGAIN app is the First Digital Multi Brand Take Back Program.
The app helps consumers turn unwanted clothes into discount coupons for leading retailers in the UK, helping to divert tonnes of unwanted clothing from going to landfill.
The reGAIN app has partnered with a number of fashion brands and retailers including Superdry, Asics, New Balance, among many others, as well as lifestyle brands and experiences including Expedia, Hotels.com, EVE Sleep, BodyBuilding.com and Gusto. By boxing up their unwanted clothing and shipping them to reGAIN, consumers can earn discount coupons to use online or in store.
The reGAIN app has been developed by Yellow Octopus, which has been providing sustainable stock exit solutions for British fashion retailers including ASOS, John Lewis, Primark, boohoo, Missguided, all UK supermarkets and more for over 12 years.
Yellow Octopus has put its experience of handling large volumes of post-consumer textiles for leading UK retailers into the reGAIN app, with the aim of involving fashion consumers and helping them to change the way they think about the value of clothing and how they dispose of things they no longer want or need.
Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. is the parent Company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, one of the world's leaders in the luxury industry and whose origins date back to 1927. The Group is active in the creation, production and sale of shoes, leather goods, apparel, silk products and other accessories, along with women's and men's fragrances. The Group's product offer also includes eyewear and watches, manufactured by licensees. The uniqueness and exclusivity of our creations, along with the perfect blend of style, creativity and innovation enriched by the quality and superior craftsmanship of the 'Made in Italy' tradition, have always been the hallmarks of the Group's products. With approximately 4,000 employees and a network of 679 mono-brand stores as of 30 September 2018, the Ferragamo Group operates in Italy and worldwide through companies that allow it to be a leader in the European, American and Asian markets.
Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability and in textiles, offering a greater comfort to consumer´s day-to-day lives through a wide range of smart and sustainable yarns and fibers. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality.
Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 26,800 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.1 billion in 2017.
TEXAID is a collecting, sorting and recycling used-textiles company in Germany and Switzerland for over 40 years. The company is a charity private partnership between six Swiss aid organizations - Swiss Red Cross, Caritas Switzerland, Winterhilfe Switzerland, Solidar Suisse, Kolping Switzerland and HEKS, together with an entrepreneur and know-how provider. To operate, TEXAID has 15,000 collection bins towards Switzerland and Germany, Austria and Spain, in which 80,000 tons of garments are collected per year. The sorting operations are done in its facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary and Morocco, in which around 50,000 tons of used textiles are processed each year. TEXAID is working constantly in improving its operations from engineering a more sustainable collection routes to implementing quality management standards in all its facilities. It can then ensure the best services to its partners and customers and so optimize his impact in the value chain.
In 2009 thredUP set out to make used clothes the new normal and create a more sustainable future for fashion. The company designed a modern resale experience that took the work and risk out of thrift, and converted a generation of secondhand skeptics to fans. Sellers send clothes directly to thredUP by the bagful, and buyers shop quality-checked items from over 35,000 brands at steep discounts. To power this marketplace, thredUP built an infrastructure that has processed 100 million unique secondhand items via proprietary technology, data and logistics. They most recently expanded its platform with Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) to power resale for some of the world's leading brands and retailers. As a circular fashion pioneer, thredUP is reducing fashion’s impact on the planet and unlocking economic value for consumers and brands alike.
Founded in the Porto region in 1998, TINTEX has become a leading contemporary fabrics innovation maker of Naturally Advanced, smart and responsibly crafted jersey fabrics designed to activate the contemporary fashion, sports and lingerie markets. The TINTEX DNA is to amplify and grow an eco-sustainable strategy for all its production, investments and fabric innovations, and spread this message of change, best practice and influence throughout the contemporary textiles fashion system. TINTEX is making Naturally Advanced and dynamic product where trust, values, skills and smart manufacture is delivered through precision creativity and flexibility to its customers looking to make naturally better choices.
Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Its product portfolio includes food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.
The goal of Unilever’s Global Partnership with the Foundation is to unlock the economic opportunities of the circular economy along the entire value chain. To contribute to the delivery of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan waste strategy commitments, the partnership will focus on optimising packaging and manufacturing material streams so that they become a source of value creation for the business and wider stakeholder community.
Vestiaire Collective is the leading global platform for desirable pre-owned fashion. Curated by its trusted community of fashion lovers, members inspire one another whilst selling and buying unique pieces from each other's wardrobes. Encouraging consumers to join the circular economy as a sustainable alternative to throw-away fashion, the platform is unique due to its highly engaged community, its rare desirable inventory and its authenticity and quality control process. Launched in Paris in October 2009, Vestiairecollective.com has over 9 million members across 90 countries worldwide with offices in Paris, London, New York, Milan, Berlin and Hong Kong. Over 60,000 new items are submitted by its community of sellers every week, which enables buyers to search amongst highly coveted and sold out fashion pieces whilst participating in the circular fashion movement. @vestiaireco
VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion.
Gore Fabrics Division revolutionized the outerwear industry with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX®fabric 40 years ago and remains a leading innovator of performance apparel. Gore fabrics products provide comfort and protection in challenging environments and in everyday life, enabling wearers to safely and confidently achieve and experience more. From hiking in downpours to military operations and fighting fires, Gore’s deep understanding of consumer and industry needs drives development of products with meaningful performance advantages.
The land is at the heart of everything Wrangler® does, so the brand is taking steps to reduce the 'bootprint' it leaves. From supporting soil health to water conservation initiatives and a commitment to renewable energy, Wrangler is taking the reins of sustainability for a healthier planet and the people who call it home.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to powering the circular economy with products that have a positive impact on people and planet. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products and materials that are safe, circular and responsible across sectors such as built environment, textiles and apparel, beauty and personal care, and packaging. Cradle to Cradle Certified is used by future-focused designers, brands, retailers and manufacturers across the value chain to innovate and optimize products according to the world’s most advanced and comprehensive measures for material health, product circularity, renewable energy and climate, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness. In the fashion space, the Institute leads several stakeholder partnerships and collaboration initiatives to address systemic issues and help accelerate the implementation, innovation and scaling of safe and circular practices in the sector. The Institute is headquartered in Oakland, California and Amsterdam, the Netherlands with a global partner network. For more information, visit c2ccertified.org.
Fashion for Good – launched in March 2017 - is the global initiative that is here to make all fashion good. We are a global platform for innovation, made possible through collaboration and community.
At the core of Fashion for Good is our innovation platform. Through our Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator, we give promising start-up innovators the expertise and access to funding they need in order to grow. Our Scaling Programme supports innovations that have passed the proof-of-concept phase, with a dedicated team that offers bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Finally, our Good Fashion Fund will catalyse access to finance where this is required to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods.
Additionally, Fashion for Good acts as a convener for change. From its first hub in Amsterdam, it houses a co-working space, creates open-source tools and welcomes visitors to join a collective movement to make fashion a force for good.
Fashion Positive was launched at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in 2014, and as of 2019, Fashion Positive operates out of the global non-profit, Textile Exchange. Fashion Positive transforms fashion one material at a time. Together with a community of pioneering brands, innovators and supporters, Fashion Positive identifies, defines, and enables the use of safe and circular materials beginning at the building blocks of the industry, beginning at the yarn development, creating a growing collective of "positive" materials with which to design products from the beginning.
Global Fashion Agenda is a leadership forum on fashion sustainability, advancing a year-round mission to mobilise the global fashion system to change the way we produce, market and consume fashion. The forum, known for organising the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, and the yearly industry report Pulse of the Fashion Industry, collaborates with a group of Strategic Partners including Kering, H&M, Target, BESTSELLER, Li & Fung and Sustainable Apparel Coalition on setting a common agenda for focused industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.
The royal society for arts manufactures and commerce is committed to a future that works for everyone. A future where we can all participate in its creation.
The RSA has been at the forefront of significant social impact for over 260 years. Their proven change process, rigorous research, innovative ideas platforms, and diverse global community of over 30,000 problem-solvers, deliver solutions for lasting change.
Textile Exchange is a non-profit organization that envisions a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives.
We provide the knowledge and tools that the industry needs to make significant improvements through preferred fibers, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks. We developed several important industry standards, including the Organic Content Standard, the Responsible Down Standard, the Responsible Wool Standard, the Recycled Claim Standard, and the Global Recycled Standard.
Textile Exchange engages and catalyzes the textile industry across the supply chain through partnerships and collaborations, building knowledge and capacity to inform and educate. We further leverage our influence to create action, change, and collective impact.
We have over 250 members from more than 25 countries, and our members include textile suppliers, service providers, manufacturers, brands and retailers, and farmers. Formed in 2002, Textile Exchange is headquartered in the U.S., with staff and Ambassadors located in 11 countries.
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), established in 2006 with government funding and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is the premier R&D centre for the textiles and clothing industry in Hong Kong. We carry out R&D projects funded by the industry and the government in order to foster local research, technological advancement, innovations and technology transfer for the benefit of the industry and the Hong Kong society.
To be the leading centre of excellence in research, development and technology transfer in fashion and textile industry.
• To be a Hong Kong-based world renowned research institute for the textiles and clothing industry
• Enhance the economic development of the HKSAR through concerted and focused R&D effort
• Support the continual development of technologies to enhance the competitiveness of the fashion and textile industry
• Develop and transfer technologies for the benefit of HKSAR companies and for Hong Kong society as a whole
• Leverage the collective R&D capabilities of HKSAR universities and related institutions in mainland China and overseas to strengthen the capability of the Centre
The Mills Fabrica is an innovation platform dedicated to supporting apparel/textiles and food/agritech industries transition to a more sustainable future through innovations and collaborations. With our business incubator, investment fund, spaces in Hong Kong and London, and different initiatives, we aim to create success stories and build a wider community of innovators, corporates and organisations that together drive positive change for the next generations.
The Sustainable Angle is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation which initiates and supports projects that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of industry and society. A particular focus has become the fashion industry where our mission is to support positive change throughout the fashion value chain.
In 2011, we set up our main project, the FUTURE FABRICS EXPO, which has become the largest dedicated showcase of innovative and sustainable material solutions for the fashion industry, with over 5000 materials exhibited to professionals from around the world every year. Our largest-ever edition, the 9th Future Fabrics Expo, took place in London in January 2020, and welcomed 3000 visitors showcasing thousands of materials, framed by educational background information.
Through the resources and activities showcased at the Future Fabrics Expo, The Sustainable Angle educates and informs industry and academia through our research, and communications, contextualising and situating sustainability awareness via our seminars, reports and workshops. Our aim is to provide the knowledge and solutions for fashion to act as a vehicle and agent for change towards a sustainable future. The industry can have a positive impact upon nature and communities by working with sustainably produced textiles and manufacturing practices that are safe, renewable and restorative.
The ZDHC Foundation is the globally leading industry collaboration of more than 100 Contributors from the apparel, textile, leather and footwear industries. Its vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in these sectors to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Through collaborative engagement, standard setting and large-scale implementation ZDHC advances the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. ZDHC takes a holistic approach to sustainable chemicals management and enables tangible progress in the wider industry by a number of reference guidance and practical tools, capacity building as well as innovation and improvement projects.
MAVA - Fondation pour la Nature, founded in 1994 by Dr Luc Hoffman, is a family led philanthropic foundation, with a key focus on sustainable economy and the conservation of biodiversity.
As a Philanthropic Partner, MAVA enables the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to explore new areas of research and insight that will help accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.
This new partnership builds on successful collaboration between the two organisations across several of the Foundation's projects including the Toolkit for Policymakers which provides tools and methods needed to embark on a circular economy transformation; the New Plastics Economy initiative which focuses on applying circular economy principles to build a plastics system that works; and an exploration of circular economy and industrial innovation opportunities in China.
Art Partner is a leading full-service media agency, encompassing artist management, media and consultation services as well as comprehensive content production. Art Partner has over 25 years of industry leadership representing some of today’s most influential talent across the fields of photography, film, creative direction, styling, and beauty while working with the most important and successful brands and editorial partners of our times. With offices in New York, London, and Paris, Art Partner offers a fully-integrated approach to its consultation services and brand collaborations, encompassing photography, film, social media, digital entertainment, image licensing, experience development, product consulting and bespoke strategy.
Art Partner have specifically supported Make Fashion Circular on the #WearNext campaign, encouraging New Yorkers to bring back their clothing to drop-off points throughout the city, rather than throwing them in the trash.
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