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    Towards a more sustainable & circular fashion sector: four COSME projects making it happen

    The European Commission is committed to supporting a more sustainable industry to facilitate the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy The transformation of our companies towards more sustainable and resource-efficient business models helps protect the environment and provides a competitive advantage by creating important cost savings and boosting innovation for sustainability. In March 2020, the Commission […] More

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    Next Textile Generation opportunities and CirCoAX Open Call Info Day 2

    INFO DAY: Open call for the European accelerator CirCoAX, which will scale SMEs in the fashion and textile industry that favour sustainability in the sector, and its potential synergies with other EU programmes aligned with the circular economy principles such as LIFE. The application form is open from Wednesday, 21st July at 17h CET. The […] More

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    Seizing the opportunities of a circular economy in textiles

    By Henrique Pacini, Economist, UNCTAD The global textiles market is estimated at around $1.4 trillion, and employs over 300 million people, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey. While socially important, the textile industry is a major source of pollution and waste. It’s characterized by overproduction and overconsumption of low-cost clothes, often produced […] More

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    Regenerative Fashion

    We’ve all heard about sustainable fashion, but the term “regenerative fashion” is also interesting to consider. This term is based on regenerative agriculture, which consists of farming principles that seek to enhance the entire ecosystem by focusing on soil health. In this sense, what is extracted is then also replenished 04.21.2021by Solenne Spitalier Regenerative farming […] More

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    A new approach to fashion sustainability: Fixing past mistakes

    Dirt, a charity launched by model-turned-activist Arizona Muse, wants fashion to focus on reparations in its sustainability efforts. Will it work? BY RACHEL CERNANSKY Many of fashion’s sustainability pledges look to the future. Dirt, a new charity launched by model-turned-activist Arizona Muse, is interested in the past. The charity aims to push fashion to “[pay] reparations to the […] More

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    Urgent break with fast fashion needed in upcoming EU textile laws

    25 NGOs rebuff voluntary agreements to clean up the fashion industry, calling for the EU’s upcoming textile legislation to hold brands accountable for their contribution to global pollution. Some of Europe’s largest networks of green groups are joining forces to demand an end to fast fashion in the textile industry, one of the world’s largest […] More

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    How To Tell If A Fashion Brand Is Green — Or Just Greenwashing

    As sustainable fashion becomes more mainstream, brands are latching onto this trend — some with intentions of actually being sustainable and others who are just trying to make customers think they are eco-conscious: i.e. brands that are greenwashing. The level of awareness we are reaching for sustainable fashion is “a beautiful moment, but it is also very dangerous” as sustainable […] More

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    It is high time for the European fashion industry to change perspectives and redefine the fashion sector. We are reaching the tipping point of the Fashion Sector transforming to ethical, inclusive, and responsible production and consumption. S4Fashion creates a space where the whole European fashion ecosystem can innovate, collaborate, and share knowledge during and beyond […] More

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    Carbon Labels, Digital Passports And Traceability Tags – Clothing Labels’ New Normal

    Amy Nguyen Gone are the days of simplistic clothing labels that merely share washing temperatures, dry cleaning instructions or details of a garment’s country of origin. Clothing labels are now fast becoming a distinct part of the digital brand experience and a new medium for fashion companies to share their sustainability story by connecting the […] More

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    The COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster celebrates World Environment Day, the largest annual United Nations environmental event.

    Today, Saturday, June 5, is World Environment Day, which advocates environmental action and the need to protect our planet. This date has been celebrated since 1972 and more than 100 countries have joined it. The textile and fashion industries are two key sectors in reversing the climate crisis, due to the strong environmental impact of […] More

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    The COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster commemorates #EuropeDay as a European project for the promotion of the circular economy in the textile and fashion industry.

    Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May in honour of the Schuman Declaration. EU institutions open their doors to citizens and organise activities to commemorate this date. CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster celebrates this date as a project made possible by the COSME programme of the European Union. Brussels, 06.05.2021- 9 May is Europe Day. It celebrates […] More

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    A circular economy for textiles to design out waste and pollution

    Europe has an opportunity to use the textiles strategy, due to be published this year, to build on its history of textile manufacturing and switch to a more sustainable industry, benefitting citizens and the environment, writes Valérie Boiten. Valérie Boiten is the senior policy officer for circular economy and textiles at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. It’s […] More

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