H&M and Adidas join forces towards circularity in fashion textiles

circular economy textiles

H&M and Adidas are among the newest members to join the New Cotton Project global consortium, which is striving to establish a circular economy for fashion textiles. These two industry giants will be producing clothing from cellulose carbamate fibers, which are fibers that have been recycled from textile, cardboard, and other waste with a high cellulose content. These fibers will be provided by Infinited Fiber, another consortium collaborator, and will be spun, dyed, knitted, and weaved into yarns and fabrics. These fabrics will then go on to be sewn into H&M’s and Adidas’s commercial fashion products. Continue reading “H&M and Adidas join forces towards circularity in fashion textiles”

3 Examples of Using Waste as a Resource

Using waste as a resource, rather than disposing of it as waste, is what makes a circular economy circular. It takes the two ends of a linear product lifecycle – namely resource sourcing at the start and product disposal at the end – and links them together into a closed loop, where the materials contained in end-of-life  products are extracted and used as resource inputs to make new products.

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