Circular Textile Economy

The Circular Textile Economy team is examining what can be done to transition the Australian fashion and textiles industry to a circular mode of production and consumption – a model where there is no waste. In is working with fashion designers, manufacturers, retailers, recyclers and governments to identify and help make a series of changes to the system.

In 2021, the team helped shape Victorian Government recycling policy to include textiles waste, a significant contributor to landfill. The team consulted with eleven fashion industry groups to collect perspectives and experiences on the textile circular economy, then published their findings – bringing visibility to circular textiles in the public eye and generating public dialogue. They also launched their first Circular Fashion guide, focused on the story of a circular t-shirt.