The final report of Telaketju project summarise work carried out in Telaketju Tekes project supplemented with valuable findings and results from other Telaketju activities. Report includes description of circular textile ecosystem in Finland with future development needs and vision. It gives a summary of work carried out in order to build circular economy and sustainability know-how into Finnish companies, and research activities that aimed for facilitating textile recycling from collection and sorting to recycling processes. Furthermore, it includes description of large number of trials and demonstrations carried out by research organizations and companies.
The report from Ellen MacArthur Foundation discussing the future of fashion: A new textile economy: redesigning fashion ’s future.
Two publications from The Nordic Council of Ministers, one about the leading recycling textile brands in Nordic countries and another about the recycling of textiles.
The final report from the Kiertovillasta kasvuun project by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Kiertovillasta kasvuun: Villan kierrätyksen ja kierrätysvillatuotteiden toimitusketju ja liiketoimintamahdollisuudet (FI).
The objective is to design a clothing industry which takes the principles of circular economy and responsible operations into consideration and, by doing so, changes the conception of how clothes are produced, sold and used (and recycled). According to the report, the current clothing industry fails to take the environment, raw materials or well-being of workers into consideration in the required manner. The life of clothes is shorter than before, and the majority of clothes end up in garbage; only approximately 1% of used textiles are recycled. This creates a high demand for raw materials that burden the environment. A system should be developed in which no raw materials end up in waste after use. The report lists methods for the industry to improve its production, consumption and recycling processes.
The report focuses on the environmental impacts of the clothing industry in the UK. It provides an update of the SCAP (Sustainable Clothing Action Plan) process and accomplishments thus far and seeks ways to meet the SCAP objectives. Central themes in the report include the consumption of clothes in the UK, consumption behaviour and the environmental impacts of the clothing industry.
The report describes the modelling of a new textile ecosystem based on circular economy. The model aims to create a closed loop with reuse and recycling at the core. It will be the same type of four-component model as applied by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.