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A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future

A report by Ellen McArthur Foundation and Circular Fibres Initiative that provides a vision of new textiles industry based on the principles of a circular economy.

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Make fashion circular
  • For Businesses
  • For Everyone

A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future

Theme

Type of Resource

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Ellen McArthur Foundation and Circular Fibres Initiative

About this resource

This groundbreaking summary shows the negative impacts of the current unsustainable texiles industry and provides a guidance on how we could transition towards a circular economy model. The report highlights how there is a need for new business models, technological innovation, global education and collaboration amongst all the sectors and policy makers to reimagine textiles production.

Why we recommend this resource

We all use textiles in our everyday life. The textile industry is providing employment to hundreds of millions of people across the world and often makes shopping for clothes more affordable and accessible to everyone. However, the current model of production creates waste, pollutes our environment and in some instances abuses workers’ rights. Exploring this report will help you understand these issues in depth, but it will also demonstrate what a circular textile economy that doesn’t negatively impact the environment or exploit its workforce might look like, providing a hopeful framework for the future of fashion.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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