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 2020, 204 291 tonnes of CHF were collected from the 517 200 tonnes placed on the market, equating to more than 39% of the potential deposit.

44 633 : 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.