Learn how we can move from traditional take-make-waste economy to a circular economy.
Linear to circular, made easy.
From supply chain and input materials to products lifecycle and end of life, this Circular certification proves a business is meeting the highest standards of effort and commitment of implementing the circular economy.
The Circular certification doesn’t just prove where an organisation excels now—it commits the organisation to regard the circular economy a key pillar in the organisational strategy for the long term by building it into its structure.
1. Design out waste and pollution
Waste and pollution are not accidents, but the consequences of decisions made at the design stage, where around 80% of environment impacts are determined. By changing our mindset to view waste as a design flaw and harnessing new technologies and materials, we can ensure that waste and pollution are not created in the first place.
2. Keep products and materials in use
We can’t keep wasting resources. Products and materials must be kept in the economy. We can design some products and components so they can be reused, repaired, and remanufactured. But making things last forever is not the only solution. When it comes to products like food or packaging, we should be able to get the materials back so they don’t end up in landfill.
3. Regenerate natural systems
In nature, there is no concept of waste. Everything is food for something else – a leaf that falls from a tree feeds the forest. Instead of simply trying to do less harm, we should aim to do good. By returning valuable nutrients to the soil and other ecosystems, we can enhance our natural resources.
What you get from our certification
Full licensing and use of the Circular Certification Trademark to use on your website and print materials.
Get listed as a circular-approved organisation on our directory and be discovered by new manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and brands.
Full lifetime access to our online learning portal. Expand your knowledge on circular strategies.
For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. We inspire and equip the fashion and textile industry with resources and guidance that make choosing preferred materials the accessible default.
How to transition to a circular economy for textiles
Helping businesses achieve circularity
A circular economy for textiles, fashion, and apparel is important because it aims to eliminate waste in the textiles industry, championing resource reuse and bringing clear benefits for natural resources, economic wellbeing, and the health and safety of the people who produce and dispose of our textiles.
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