Our company recognises the leading role fashion brands have in creating a circular system for fashion. By signing this commitment we unite with other industry stakeholders around a shared vision for a fashion industry where garments and footwear are designed, collected, reused and recycled for their maximised use.
We commit to actively work on implementing or further developing one or more of the four action points identified in the commitment scope over the next three years. In addition, we commit to setting public targets for 2020 within six months of signing this commitment and to being transparent about our progress in implementing these targets.
ACTION POINT 1: IMPLEMENTING DESIGN STRATEGY FOR CYCLABILITY
Brand or retailer has a design strategy for cyclability by 2020, enabling re-use, upcycling and recycling. This includes one or more of the following:
- Products are designed to promote and prioritise materials that are compatible with existing material recycling streams
- Products are designed so that material types can be separated for recycling
- Products are designed for functional durability and ease of repair
ACTION POINT 2: INCREASING VOLUME OF USED GARMENTS COLLECTED
Brand or retailer has programme in place for the collection and processing of used garments by 2020. This includes one or more of the following:
- An in-store/e-tail garment collection scheme together with a recognised, credible, and licensed charity and/or re-use/recycling company
- Participating in an industry-wide or a multi-stakeholder programme for the collection and processing of used garments
ACTION POINT 3: INCREASING RESALE OF USED GARMENTS
Brand or retailer sells or exchanges used garments in second-hand marketplaces by 2020. This includes one or more of the following:
- Resale in own retail spaces
- Collaboration with online second-hand market places
- Collaboration with charities or textile recyclers
ACTION POINT 4: INCREASING USE OF RECYCLED TEXTILE FIBRES
Brand or retailer uses recycled post-consumer textile fibres in collection range by 2020. This includes one or more of the following:
- Support development of technologies that enable material recycling
- Include textile to textile recycled fibres in collection range
DEADLINE FOR SIGNING THE COMMITMENT IS 31 DECEMBER 2017.