Three important trends can be seen for the global fashion industry over the coming years. Firstly, fashion consumers are likely to grow increasingly tired of the mass-produced, fast-to-market and similar-looking fashion styles that dominate the market today. Instead, we are…
Positive developments are finally beginning to take place in the fashion and textile industry on a worldwide scale. Evidence of significant progress can be seen across the globe, from America and Europe to Africa and Southeast Asia. Of course there is still much to be asked, but thanks to a growing number of brave, creative, insightful, competent and concerned people, important steps are now taken to turn our present largely unsustainable fashion and textile industry into a more circular and sustainable one.
As part of this process, brands and retail companies are beginning to rethink their overall business and redesign their visions, strategies, supply chains, and practical procedures. New design practices are adopted, better fibers and materials are sought and tested, harmful chemicals are banned, new suppliers are connected, new production units are set up, new B2B partnerships and cross-sectoral collaborations are initiated, and additional customer services are introduced. All these measures are essential steps in working towards a more sustainable and circular fashion, outdoor and sportswear industry.
This website aims to spread awareness and promote dialogue around the concept, principles and best practices of circular fashion, and utlimately to encourage advancements at all levels for a more circular and sustainable fashion industry.
By sharing new and existing knowledge, in an accessible and transparent way, it is our hope that this website can become a source of inspiration and know-how for any individual, company or organization working in the field. Whether you are a company owner, buyer, designer, pattern maker, salesperson, policy maker, NGO or an engaged consumer, we hope that this will be a place to go when trying to understand and make decisions related to sustainability and circularity of the fashion and textile industry.
Resources for inspiration
The concept ‘conscious fashion’ has been around for quite some time now, possibly since Dr. Kate Fletcher coined the term ‘slow fashion’ in 2007. Over the last three years, we have also witnessed another concept entering the fashion stage, i.e….
Over the last year, “ultra-fast fashion” has become a popular term among actors working in the field of sustainable fashion. Essentially it means that fashion is designed and produced for ultra-fast consumption, ideally ending up in the compost. The most…