About Refashion

The eco-organisation is a private, non-profit making company. Its role is to ensure the prevention and end-of-life management of textile and footwear items for companies placing these products on the market. With a central role in the industry's eco-system,  Refashion is accompanying the transformation towards the circular economy whilst providing services to the various stakeholders: marketers, sorting and collection operators, local and public authorities, project developers, the general public.

Facilitate, put in place contractual agreements, support,
contribute and accompany

The eco-organisation:

-Implements, alongside other waste prevention/reduction/treatment industries, the French Ministry for Ecological Transition's ambitious policy within
the context of the AGEC law (February 2020)
- Proposes tools, services and information which facilitate and speed up the transformation.
- Is launching and steering the first Eco design Platform to accompany marketers on the road towards eco-design.

- Is supporting the industry downstream in order to develop the non-reusable Clothing, Household Linen and Footwear Textiles recycling industry.
- Encourages EIT (Industrial and Territorial Ecology) and citizen awareness-raising initiatives developed by local authorities.
- Is joining forces with the ADEME on major projects: PEFCR, Environmental labelling experiments, AI Flash Calls for Projects in Textiles and Footwear……
- Is accompanying the transition towards the circular economy by funding innovative projects.

- Oversees French and European working groups, consultation committees
- Is contributing towards works by CSFs (Strategic industry Committees) from the French Ministry of Economy
- Is supporting, promoting and federating brands via an annual awareness-raising campaign geared towards a second lease of life for our textiles and footwear:
#RRR for Repair, Reuse and Recycle (find out more on the French Refashion Citoyen site)


To succeed in its general interest mission, the Textile industry's eco-organisation moderates stakeholders within consultative bodies and working groups such as:


- The Scale Committee: works on the evolutions of the Scale for fees paid by marketers.
- The Communications Committee: works on joint inter-stakeholder operations.
- The Eco-design Committee: supervises the development and the management of the Eco-design platform.
- The Scientific Committee: expertise and assessment body which helps Refashion to ensure that the industry evolves towards a circular economy.
- The Network Committee : manages problems linked to the collection of used CHF.
- The Materials Sorting Committee: identifies and validates the processes and conditions to ensure that a Materials Sorting action, in addition to Standard Sorting, is technically feasible and economically viable in order to meet market demand in terms of recycled materials.
- The Observatory Committee: ensures a joint monitoring of the evolution of textile waste sorting and recycling activities, their costs and their economic and social impacts.


Key moments and figures

In december 2019 - new approval obtained from the public authorities for 2020-2022

In 2019, 248 547 tonnes of CHF were collected from the 648 000 tonnes placed on the market, equating to more than 38% of the potential deposit.

More than 46 066 : it's the number of Self-Deposit Banks identified by the industry, representing more than 340 collection organisations.

In January 2018.
the eco-modulated scale evolved to include eco-designed products.