Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) is a global leader in providing physical and digital labeling solutions that enable brands and retailers to address challenges and opportunities from source through to store, and in consumer engagement. RBIS provides end-to-end solutions, predominantly in the apparel and footwear industry, and is a $1.6 billion division of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY). Its products include tickets, tags, woven and fabric labels, heat transfers, software, printers and consumables.
The Avery Dennison Smartrac division that sits within RBIS is the world’s largest UHF RFID partner, with over 1500 patents and applications worldwide serving multiple industries across retail and industrial segments. RBIS serves the global marketplace with operations in 50 countries, across six continents.
By improving transparency and visibility in the fashion supply chain Avery Dennison helps brands, retailers and consumers to avoid waste and help create a sustainable circular economy. We believe every garment has the potential to be circular, it just has to be connected. To learn more about Avery Dennison circularity solutions click here.
BlockTexx is an early stage clean technology company that recovers polyester and cellulose from textiles and clothing.
Through a developed patent pending process that combines chemical recovery technology and advanced manufacturing to produce high quality recycled materials of rPET pellets and cellulose powder from textile waste. BlockTexx is positioned at the end of the value chain, where raw materials and end-of-use solutions have the highest environmental impact and revenue potential.
BlockTexx is delivering textile resource recovery to Asia. As an alumni of Fashion for Good and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste accelerators and through initiatives such as the Circular Fashion Partnership led by Global Fashion Agenda in Bangladesh, BlockTexx is contributing to an environmentally and economically viable transition to a circular fashion system.
circular.fashion is a sustainable design agency creating product and system innovation for a circular economy in fashion and textiles. The company develops services and software for circular design and closed loop recycling to enable a transparent flow of information between material suppliers, fashion brands, consumers and recyclers.
At the centre of the circular.fashion system is the circularity.ID, which holds material and product data, along with a product’s entire story. This ensures future reuse, reselling and recycling at the highest possible level of sustainability. Through this system, data becomes accessible to stakeholders in the fashion ecosystem at any point in time to assess and handle products in a circular economy.
a circular future of fashion
circular.fashion was founded by Ina Budde and Mario Malzacher in Berlin, 2017. Today, the team consists of 12 passionate people with interdisciplinary backgrounds combined with many years of experience in lecturing on sustainable fashion design and circular business models, design thinking, process management, textile engineering and software development.
Together, we share the vision of a circular future of fashion and it is our mission to find and spread solutions that accelerates the transition towards such a future.
What if you could stop used clothes from ending up in dumpsters and instead capture the value of their precious raw materials? Regenerate them into beautiful, new, textile fibers that look and feel like cotton. That’s what Infinited Fiber Company’s technology does. It turns cellulose-rich materials – like old clothes, used carboard, or rice straw – into unique, biodegradable soft fibers: Infinna™.
Founded in Finland in 2016, Infinited Fiber Company is on a mission to make circularity in textiles an everyday reality. The regenerated Infinna™ fiber is currently created out of 100% post-consumer textile waste. It has been proven to work beautifully on its own for 100% regenerated yarns and fabrics and to blend easily with other fibers.
The New Cotton Project is an EU-funded consortium of brands, manufacturers, suppliers, innovators, and research institutes, set to demonstrate and define a blueprint for circular fashion. Infinited Fiber Company is leading the project, which also aims to inspire further, even bigger circular initiatives in the industry.
Recover™ is a leading material science company and global producer of low-impact, high quality recycled cotton fiber and blends. We transform textile waste into sustainable recycled fibers, without the addition of solvents or water, closing the loop on fashion.
Recover™ is the lowest impact recycled cotton fiber in the world and is third party certified (OCS, GRS, Oekotex Standard 100). According to the Higg MSI, Recover™ fiber outperforms virgin equivalent fibers, conventional and organic cotton, across all 5 impact categories: Global warming, Eutrophication, Water scarcity, Fossil fuel depletion and Chemistry.
The company works closely with brands and supply chains to create the lowest-impact garments with maximum quality. Recover™ expertise extend into the usage of the fiber in yarn spinning and textiles.
Recover™ has been pioneering sustainable materials and recycling since 1947.
As a fourth-generation family-owned company, Recover™ is now on a mission to scale its proprietary technology to make a lasting positive impact on the environment.
Recover™ aims to increase its annual production capacity to 200,000 metric tons of recycled cotton fiber by 2025. This will save nearly three trillion liters of water each year and allow 500,000 acres of land to be directed away from cotton cultivation for other uses.
Founded by innovators from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2012, Renewcell is a multi-award-winning sustaintech company based in Sweden. The company’s vision is to inspire an Industrial Evolution to a sustainable world by producing high quality materials from recycled textiles.
Through its patented process, Renewcell is able to upcycle cellulosic textile waste, such as cotton clothes, transforming it into a pristine new material called Circulose®. Renewcell is regularly recognized for its work to make fashion sustainable. Most recently, Renewcell was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies 2021 by Fast Company. Circulose® was also included on TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Inventions 2020.
Circulose® is a branded ‘dissolving pulp’ product that Renewcell makes from 100% recycled cotton textiles.
Dissolving pulp is what the textile industry uses to make viscose, lyocell, and other types of ‘man-made cellulosic fibers’. The only difference with Circulose® is that the pulp is made from textile waste instead of wood.
Recycling clothes finally works.
Reverse Resources is redefining waste as a resource. As experts on global textile waste streams, we connect textile waste with the best possible recycling solution. We break down market barriers, reduce costs, and increase the quality and availability of recycled materials for the textile industry.
Our trading and tracing platform for textile waste is currently being scaled in Bangladesh as part of the Circular Fashion Partnership; which seeks to demonstrate a win-win business case throughout the fashion value cycle that can be utilised to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry.
The Circular Fashion Partnership
The Circular Fashion Partnership is a cross-sectorial project led by GFA alongside Reverse Resources, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association textile and garment manufacturers recyclers and major fashion brands operating in Bangladesh. The mission of the Partnership is to support the development of the recycling industry in Bangladesh to capture and direct post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products. In addition, the partnership aims to find solutions for the COVID-19 related pile up of excess stock.
In the year 2010 we have started Saraz Fiber Tech Ltd. Recycling Fiber and Spinning Plant. Recycled Yarn is proven to be environment friendly process for sustainable products more than 5 decades ago in USA & Europe. After many months of research with trial & error test, we have established a recycling yarn could be useable for high end value added outer wear like Sweater and knitting fashion yarn.
Since 2014, we were successfully introducing our yarn to small and large fashion retailers. Now it is our strategic decision to establish our brand EYS. TM are available for whole industry as a sustainable alternative to all kind of virgin fiber and dyed yarn.
In the year of 1996 during Europe tour our Founder Managing Director Md. Zahurul Islam found that many small Open-End Spinning factory were buying fiber from Recycling fiber producers and many of those producers were mostly buying garments clips ( Pre Waste) from Bangladesh. He set up his mind that we can recycle our own clips for to converted yarn for export quality knit Garments.
We think our waste can be our gold and save our environment in many aspect which have described on our website.
TEXAID is a Swiss based, international textile recycling company founded 1978 as a charity-private-partnership. As European market leader dedicated to sustainability, TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider in professional collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling of textiles and footwear.
With more than 40 years of experience, TEXAID processes more than 250M items (90.000 tons) annually. TEXAID’s operational presence spans Europe, the US and Asia, with more than 1,200 employees contributing daily to saving millions of textiles from landfill or incineration.
TEXAID’s Unit Retail Solutions is designed to address the textile industry’s growing needs for sustainable end-of-use solutions and provides custom-made concepts to producers, distributors, brands and retailers in the textile industry to keep pre- and post-consumer textiles and footwear in the circle.
Our end-of-life solutions concepts cover online and offline “take-back systems,” sorting of pre- and post- consumer textiles, online and offline reselling channels and scaled/ high value recycling. Moreover, we provide services like brand protection (delabeling, etc.) and branded or white label re-commerce platforms. Through our vast expertise we create and deliver individual concepts and optimized solutions.
Worn Again Technologies has developed a regenerative recycling technology for polyester and cotton blended textiles. The process is able to separate, decontaminate and extract polyester and cellulose (from cotton) from non-wearable textiles to go back into production supply chains as part of a continual process. The key principles of the process are to ensure the outputs are cost competitive, comparable in quality to virgin materials, and have a significantly reduced environmental impact compared to conventional production.
Worn Again began as an upcycling company in 2005, turning end of use textiles into 2nd life products. In 2012, the company became Worn Again Technologies and commenced the development of its cutting edge polymer recycling technology. The company is in the scale up phase of developments, with a pilot plant operational in Redcar, England, supported by strategic investors, including H&M Group and Sulzer.