Opportunities and challenges of recycling textiles to protect life on land and water

June 25, 2020

While consumption of clothing and footwear is expected to increase by 63% by 2030 – today only 1% of textile waste is recycled into new fibers for clothing. The main reason that clothes are not recycled at scale is that it is technically difficult to separate fibers and ensure new fiber quality at scale.

In this webinar, Lisette van der Maarel, explains about the different processes and products that Reblend has been able to develop. She will share with us the data that they have gathered on the environmental benefits of recycling fibers, and how this helps to protect land and water streams.

After four years of hosting more than 50 knowledge sharing and networking events, connecting sustainability and fashion professionals with each other, we have decided to stop the activities we were doing under Good Brand Guru from 2023 onwards.

With equal passion and perseverance, we are continuing to strive for a better textile and clothing industry.

We are doing this through different projects, including helping companies to become BCorp and working with Fibershed at both a Dutch and European level. The Fibershed movement seeks to develop regional fiber systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere. Working with a soil-to-soil vision, we are rebuilding local, collaborative supply networks that are inherently fair, circular and regenerative.

If you would like to learn how you can join us in this new chapter, please get in touch through: info@fibershed.nl

We look forward to staying in touch,

Warm regards,

Bryony & Martine