Eco design, Refashion’s platform that provides help in understanding and taking-up the eco-design challenge.
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The Jeans Redesign Insights Report 2021-2023
The Jeans Redesign aims to demonstrate how jeans can be designed and made for a circular economy. More than 100 organisations across the textile industry have redesigned and brought to market jeans that align with this ambition, by moving beyond theoretical discussions, learning by doing, testing new solutions, and overcoming innovation gaps.
Beyond circular fashion : A new business model for the fashion industry
This document presents the different ways to help the fashion industry towards a circular economy, mainly through sobriety but also through the extension of the product's life span via the notions of physical and emotional sustainability.
Sorting for circularity Europe : an evaluation and commercial assessment of textile waste across Europe
A study on the circularity of textile, household linen and footwear products across Europe. This document discusses the importance of collection and sorting in order to encourage the recyclability of textiles.
Textile processing guide : Pre-treatment, colouration and finishing
This guide looks at the environmental impacts of the dyeing and finishing processes in the fabric production stage and highlights mechanical and chemical innovations that have less impact on the environment.
Scaling textile recycling in Europe - turning waste into value
Textile recycling can turn Europe’s textile waste into value and build a sustainable and profitable new industry. Beyond the direct economic benefits, scaling textile recycling unlocks several environmental and social benefits.
Capturing the Impacts of Consumer Use and Product End of Life in Luxury
This Kering's study assess the environmental impacts of luxury goods during the consumer use and end life product, by taking into account essentials factors such as product care, product life span and product second life.
Vision of a Circular Economy for Fashion
A circular economy vision in which products (clothing, footwear, accessories) are used for longer durations, are designed to be re-manufactured, and are made from safe materials and recycled or renewable incoming materials.
Circular Materials Guidelines
Recommendations to incorporate recycled or regenerated raw materials into products.
Sustainable Materials Guide: Alternatives to Leather
With the rise in environmental and societal issues and concerns for animal well-being, companies and consumers are increasingly open to alternatives to leather. Alternatives to leather include: PU, fish skin, recycled leather, coconut, apple, pineapple, mushroom, cork, cactus and wine industry waste.
Sustainable Materials Guide : Viscose
Viscose is the third most used fibre in the world. Often considered as a vegetal alternative to silk owing to its properties, viscose can have serious consequences for forests, employees and local communities. Find out more about what needs to be considered when developing fashion collections using viscose.
2020 Fashion Transparency Index
The publication of the 5th Fashion Transparency Index, which assesses and classes 250 of the biggest fashion brands and retailers according to indicators which encompass a wide range of social and environmental topics.
Circular Economy Action Plan
A European action plan for a sustainable economic system designed according to a new industrial strategy.
Sustainable Strategies Toolkit
A toolkit which proposes the necessary resources to develop a sustainable fashion strategy.
MILAN AV-JC : Zero Waste Fashion Design
Objectives and working methods for zero waste fashion design.
The Life Cycle of a Pair of Jeans
The life cycle analysis of a pair of Levi's 501 jeans.
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What is Eco design?
Eco design is a platform whose purpose is to provide information and assist textile and footwear brands to rise to the eco-design challenge. This platform is a Refashion initiative (formerly Eco TLC), a public authority-approved eco-organisation for the CHF industry (Clothing, Household linen and Footwear).
Our vision: a 100% circular textile and footwear industry.