Truly Circular

December 1st, 2022

If they aren’t recycled, discarded textiles are often incinerated or end up in a landfill like this one. Photo: Creative Commons You know the story. Textile waste is one of the largest causes of pollution on the planet.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans alone generate more than 15 million metric tons of […]

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H&M funds research

October 14th, 2016

The non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) have entered into a four-year partnership to develop technologies to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns. The technology will be licensed widely to ensure broad market access and maximum impact. Apparel and textile products made from blended materials […]

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New H&M challenge aims to close the fashion loop

September 4th, 2015

The H&M Conscious Foundation, a nonprofit global foundation funded by the Stefan Persson family— founders of Swedish fashion company H&M—has launched the Global Change Award to encourage innovative ideas that can help close the loop for fashion by changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used or recycled. Five winners, chosen by […]

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