All Circular Economy articles – Page 3

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    eBay's new financing option supports circular fashion solution providers


    eBay UK has announced a partnership with the British Fashion Council to launch the Circular Fashion Innovator’s Fund, offering £100,000 (€150,000) in funding for small businesses specializing in circular fashion solutions. The fund hopes to bring new technology and services to the market that will make people think and shop ...

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    UK fashion sector launches Circular Fashion Innovation Network (CFIN)


    The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), the British Fashion Council (BFC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have announced the launch of the Circular Fashion Innovation Network (CFIN). This new partnership will bring together industry, innovators, investors, academia and broader stakeholders “to accelerate the UK to a leading Circular ...

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    UK government unveils updated plans to minimize waste in textiles and other key sectors


    The U.K. government has released a policy paper entitled “Maximising Resources, Minimising Waste,” which summarizes the actions it will undertake to maximize resources and minimize waste across a series of key sectors, including the textile industry. Through its Net Zero Strategy, the U.K. government is committed to the near elimination ...

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    France’s new money-back scheme aims to encourage repairs


    In its continuing bid to clean up the fashion industry, France is once again leading the way with legislation to encourage a more circular form of ownership. This week, Bérangère Couillard, the Secretary of State for Ecology, announced that individuals will be able to claim back between €7 and €25 ...

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    Auditors declare EU has made “very little progress” in transition to a circular economy


    The EU has made “very little progress” in its transition to a circular economy, according to a report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). More than 10 billion euros of investment has had little impact, with a lack of circular design and circular manufacturing processes being blamed. The ...

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    Brooks enters resale market with ReStart program


    Brooks Running has launched a new program reselling refurbished used Brooks footwear in the U.S.. The ReStart program will sell “lightly used” running shoes at three quality levels: “Like New,” “Great,” or “Good” condition. The move is part of Brooks’ sustainable consumption strategy in support of the United Nations Sustainable ...

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    NGO calls recycled plastic products “avoidance strategies”


    AN NGO has denounced as “avoidance strategies” five tactics to deal with waste deployed by some of the biggest companies in the world

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    The latest on the EU’s Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation


    The Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulations are one step closer. We bring you a summary of everything you might need to know so far.

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    Pangaia and Goldwin first to join Spiber’s “Biosphere Circulation” program


    Japanese biotechnology start-up Spiber has introduced the “Biosphere Circulation Program,” a breakthrough method for upcycling biobased and biodegradable textile and agricultural waste through the use of the company’s proprietary fermentation technology. The main objective of the program is to develop a global solution to produce fully recyclable textile products that ...

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    Freitag to offer free bag rentals this summer


    Hot on the heels of its first fully recyclable backpack, Swiss bag manufacturer Freitag is now launching a free rental service for travel bags this summer. Source: Freitag The F511 Skipper and F512 Voyager from Freitag Between June 28 and Aug. 23, members of the benefit program ...

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    Lululemon joins Sorting for Circularity USA while Adidas becomes the project’s lead sponsor


    Lululemon has joined the Sorting for Circularity USA project as a seventh external brand partner. Furthermore, Adidas has become the project’s lead sponsor. Sorting for Circularity USA was launched in January 2023 by Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good and Circle Economy, building on the learnings from Sorting for Circularity Europe and ...

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    Decathlon unveils 3D-printed shoe


    Decathlon, in partnership with printing specialists HP and the Italian-based Lonati (manufacturer of circular knitting machines), unveiled an innovation in shoe manufacture at the ITMA trade show in Milan, presenting a 3D-printed shoe. The shoe combines a sock made using Lonati’s XT-Machine and Double Cylinder E1530XS knitting machines, which enable ...

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    Amazon collaborates with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on circular economy initiatives


    Amazon has announced that it is collaborating with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an international charity dedicated to creating a circular economy, as a strategic partner. A key area of focus for the collaboration will involve the certifications for products with circular attributes, said Amazon. Along with the foundation, Amazon is ...

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    EU sets out its position on destruction of unsold textiles


    The latest news from Brussels will affect brands deal with “waste” stock. We outline the EU’s new stance on destroying unsold textiles

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    Hummel launches re.hummel recycling program


    Danish sportswear brand Hummel has launched a new recycling program to help customers handle their old sportswear while promoting a circular economy. Named re.hummel, the program is part of the brand’s new loyalty program. Customers can return used Hummel items in exchange for loyalty points, regardless of the item’s condition ...

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    Lululemon establishes partnership with enviro-tech startup Samsara Eco


    Australian environmental technology startup Samsara Eco has announced a partnership with Canadian sportswear brand Lululemon. The multi-year collaboration will see Samsara Eco produce the world’s first infinitely recycled nylon 6.6 and polyester, while Lululemon aims to expand its circular economy. Together, the two companies will produce new recycled nylon and ...

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    Nike Re-Creation program expands to Europe


    Following on from a launch in Los Angeles in May 2022, the Nike Re-Creation program is being extended to London in April and Paris later this summer. The program collects local vintage and dead stock pieces and materials and uses them to create new, locally-designed and manufactured products per circular ...

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    Goldwin launches free repair service


    Source: Goldwin Japanese apparel brand Goldwin is launching its own repair service to extend the life of its products further, underscoring its commitment to sustainability. The new offer is free of charge, and the request for repair can be submitted either online or in Goldwin stores, e.g., ...

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    This is Rentle, the Finnish pioneer in rental platforms now cooperating with Decathlon


    Decathlon UK launched its rental service with Rentle in the spring of ’23. We explore the benefits of partnering with a rental platform specialist.

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    On expands Cyclon project to include circular performance T-shirt


    Source: On Cyclon-T Swiss brand On has introduced a new product to its circular product portfolio: The Cyclon-T. It can be purchased exclusively through a subscription service called Cyclon in a one-time sale. Just like the fully recyclable Cloudneo performance running shoe, which launched in 2022, the ...