All Circular Economy articles – Page 4

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    New store and retail concept for Peak Performance


    The Swedish outdoor brand Peak Performance has opened a 180-sqm store in Innsbruck, Austria, with a new retail concept including care and repair services. As well as offering maintenance advice and professional wash services, the store opening also marks the Austrian launch of Peak Performance’s second-hand initiative, Wear Again (previously ...

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    OrthoLite partners with Novamont to produce circular solution for footwear


    Insole and footwear materials brand OrthoLite has announced a partnership with Novamont, a B-Corp manufacturer of bioplastics and biochemicals, to escalate the scalability of its circular foam material solution for footwear, the OrthoLite Cirql, originally launched in 2022. OrthoLite Cirql foam is positioned as free from “forever chemicals” and responsibly ...

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    Fiber-to-fiber consortium gets a new member


    A fiber-to-fiber consortium founded in 2022 by On, Puma, Salomon, Patagonia and the green biotech company Carbios, has welcomed a new collaborative partner: Fashion company PVH Corp (which includes brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger). According to the consortium agreement, during the two-year collaboration, member brands will test and enhance ...

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    Second-hand isn’t second best, says Unidays fashion report 2023


    Unidays, a digital marketplace for student discounts and a networking platform, has conducted a new study among 3,279 of its (27 million worldwide) users in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. As Unidays is a student-only offering, the company connects with a purely Gen-Z target group. The Unidays Fashion Report 2023 ...

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    Circular economy: Rental is a business model for now and the future


    Good for the environment and the bottom line. Sounds good in theory, but what does this mean in practice? We explain the whys and hows

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    EU Commission advocates sustainable purchasing with new campaign


    With its new “ReSet The Trend” international campaign, the European Commission aims to engage Europeans in the fight against fast fashion and raise public awareness of the EU Sustainable and Circular Textiles Strategy. Source: European Commission According to the Commission, the amount of clothing produced, worn and ...

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    Courir is testing a recycling service in France


    Courir, the international French-based athletic footwear chain, is testing a recycling service at three of its stores in France. Customers can return their used sneakers to the three Courir shops in Paris-Rivoli, Annecy and Grenoble. More stores are expected to launch this service by the end of January, Sport Guide ...

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    New Circularity Gap Report finds that global situation is worsening


    Global impact organization Circle Economy has released its latest annual Circularity Gap Report – for the first time this year in collaboration with Deloitte. The report makes for sobering reading, with circularity down from 8.6 percent in 2020 to 7.2 percent in 2023 and the world relying almost exclusively on ...

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    Decathlon among co-founders of new textile waste association in Spain


    A group of major European retailers has joined forces to launch the Association for Textile Waste Management, which aims to help manage clothing and footwear waste generated in the Spanish market. The group comprises Decathlon, H&M, Ikea, Inditex, Mango, Kiabi, and Tendam. The non-profit association was formed in connection with ...

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    Circle Economy and Deloitte to launch the Circularity Gap Report 2023


    Amsterdam-based impact organization Circle Economy and Deloitte have announced a livestream event to launch the latest Circularity Gap Report 2023. The livestream will comprise a presentation of the outcomes of the Circularity Gap Report 2023 and a panel discussion and will explore tangible solutions that can be created across the ...

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    eBay U.K. partners with ACS to make second-hand items easier to access


    eBay U.K. has announced a new partnership with the textile fulfillment company Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS). U.K.-based ACS – now B Corp-certified – is an expert in reselling, cleaning and repairing garments to expand the online marketplace’s second-hand offering and reduce waste in the fashion industry. The announcement comes on ...

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    Burton launches online rental program


    Burton has announced a new online rental program for snowboards, boots, bindings and outerwear in the continental U.S. The rental model is aimed at short-term rentals, with gear shipped directly to the customers. Burton promises professionally cleaned and like-new condition equipment, shipped with the tools and hardware needed to set ...

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    Decathlon integrates Resortecs disassembly technologies and launches ski jacket designed for recycling


    Resortecs, the textile technology company, has announced that Decathlon is launching the first ski jacket to incorporate its Smart Stitch thread, in the retailer’s winter sport’s brand, Wedze. Resortecs has received a €2.5 million grant from the E.U. to accelerate the go-to-market of its heat-dissolvable and purportedly fully recyclable sewing ...

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    Unless partners with NFW to release 100% plant-based sneaker


    Source: UNLESS Collective Unless Collective has partnered with NFW (Natural Fiber Welding) to release a 100 percent plant and mineral-based sneaker, the Degenerate. The skate-inspired sneaker contains zero plastic and is designed to harmlessly decompose at the end of its life. It is the first product to ...

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    Havaianas expands its flip flop ReCycle program in Asia


    Havaianas has pledged to collect 10 percent of the total sold flip flops sold in its APAC locations by 2030, according to Inside Retail Asia Edition. Following on from its successful ReCycle initiative in Australia, launched in October 2021, Havaianas Asia Pacific is extending the initiative across APAC locations. In-store ...

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    Textile waste handling: the invisible part of global circular supply chains


    It’s no secret that waste represents a huge problem in the apparel industry, but what if we think of this instead as an untapped resource?

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    Circular economy in the textile industry in pictures


    The principles of the circular economy in textile production are counter to the current linear “take-make-waste” process in the textile industry; exploiting resources for manufacture, finite product life, and one which ends with disposal. The circular economy differentiates between two types of circular loops: Biological and technical. In the textile ...

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    EDM Expert Talk at ISPO Munich 2022


    Join us for our expert talk at this year’s ISPO, where we’ll be discussing the future of the circular economy, along with some special guests.

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    On expands its resale program to apparel


    Performance sportswear brand On has announced the expansion of its Onward resale program to include its apparel collection. Alongside On’s footwear offering, consumers will now be able to shop a wide assortment of pre-owned men’s and women’s performance apparel. The Onward program is powered by California-based Trove. Onward initially launched ...