Vision of a circular economy for fashion
Each year, millions of tonnes of clothes are produced, worn, and thrown away. Every second, the equivalent of a rubbish truck load of clothes is burnt or buried in landfill. The fashion industry is one of the major contributors of plastic microfibres entering our oceans.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has created a blueprint for the fashion industry to help redesign the way it creates clothes. For fashion, this means ensuring that products (apparel, footwear, accessories) are used more, are made to be made again, and are made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs.
This vision offers a target state to innovate towards. Realising it will require collaborative efforts by industry and government, significant investments, large-scale innovation, transparency and traceability. Yet, by taking actions together to get started today, it can scale fast.
Read the full vision HERE