What is the ”Circular Economy concept”?
A circular fashion industry is defined as a regenerative system in which garments are circulated for as long as their maximum value is retained, and then returned safely to the biosphere when they are no longer of use.
Circular economy benefits
In a circular model, products are designed and developed with the next use in mind. Less than 1% of clothing is recycled into new clothing. The best thing we can do is buy less and reuse more. If everyone bought just one used item instead of new this year, it would have a huge collective and positive impact on the planet.
The aim of a circular economy for fashion
Fashion products should be designed with the notion of resource efficiency, non-toxicity, biodegradability, and recyclability in mind. They should also be sourced and produced with priority given to recyclable sources and ethical practices. When the products are not suitable for recycling, the material should be biodegradable and used as compost for plants and other organisms in the ecosystem. The ultimate goal of circular fashion is that the lifecycle of products should bring no socioeconomic or environmental harm.