Fashion for good - South Asia innovation programme
The South Asia Innovation Programme (focused on India and Sri Lanka) brings together global and local apparel brands, manufacturers, investors and innovators, with the aim to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy and to scale the much-needed innovative solutions.
TEXTILE RECYCLING PIONEERS WEAVE THEIR MAGIC Australian start-up BlockTexx has developed technology to separate and recover polyester and cotton products such as clothes, sheets and towels of any colour and in any condition. The solution yields ‘high-value’ raw materials of PET and cellulose, said to be suitable across all industries.
"While countless industry executives will continue to cite the circular economy in conference speeches, it is the work of companies such as BlockTexx which is transforming that rhetoric from hollow green wash into a viable solution."
AUSTRALIA RECYCLES PAPER AND PLASTICS. SO WHY DOES CLOTHING END UP IN LANDFILL?
It’s time for bold action. The impact of textile waste is a reality and governments across Australia must recognise the challenge and begin to address it. It’s time to acknowledge textile waste for what it is: a valuable resource ready to be transformed into raw materials.
START-UP LOOKS TO TAKE THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK - AND RECYCLE IT
“People have a weird relationship with their clothes; we recycle plastic bottles because you wouldn’t put a plastic bottle in the ocean, you wouldn’t drop one in the street, because we’ve been told they’re bad for the environment,”