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Chapter 5: What are the problems in the bigger system?

During all our expert interviews together with our partner CAIF, we learned that the system as a whole needs to change. We are living in a disposable consumer culture that simply won’t last any longer – All players from consumers, businesses and governments will have to collaborate to change our linear system to a circular …

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Chapter 4: Recycling, upcycling or downcycling: What can we do with post-consumer textiles?

The journey of post-consumer waste is a bit of a black box.  Where does it all end up? The sad matter is that less than 1% of clothing gets recycled back into new clothing. The majority ends up in the automotive industry as cleaning wipes or fillers, some goes to the cement industry and much …

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Chapter 1: What does post-consumer textile waste in India look like?

To kick things off we wanted to better understand what textile waste in India looked like. What is the quality? What volumes are we talking about? We spoke to various Indian waste collectors and recyclers to get a better picture of the current situation. Here are our key learnings: Clothes are handed down: Donations and …

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30 lessons learned about post-consumer textile waste in India 

India is one of the largest producers, employers and consumers of fashion. But perhaps more surprisingly, India is also the second largest importer of post-consumer waste (yes: they import old clothing for recycling) this combined with a  growing consumer market creating textile waste creates a“double burden” in the country. Despite this there is no formal …

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We’re putting 40 million kgs of textile waste to work along with GIZ, Concordia Textiles and Purfi Global

Clearly, waste is one of the textile industry’s greatest challenges — while post-consumer waste or used clothes represents the third highest form of municipal waste coming from households in India, pre-consumer waste is globally landfilled or incinerated to the tune of approximately 15 million kgs per year. All this waste has a significant cost — …

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“I was the only woman for the first 10 years of my career” – A conversation with Hema, Khaloom’s Director of Operations 

Khaloom is an India-based textile design and production house that produces hand-woven fabrics from recycled yarns: Creating value from waste and providing its workers with dignified livelihoods. Or how some describe it: Family. It is Enviu’s first venture addressing the obstacles to change in the textile industry and it is the venture that catalyzed the …

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Future Proof Production House aims to drive the material revolution

With our venture Future Proof Production House our goal is to pursue the sustainable production of garments and make sustainable fabrics increasingly accessible to brands. The apparel industry is the second most polluting sector world wide and its negative social and environmental impact is enormous, with raw materials being the biggest contributor. Most of the environmental …

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Khaloom: growing proof of a circular and fair approach to textile production

We are building new handlooms at Khaloom! Khaloom is scaling up! We are installing ten more new handlooms that will be operational by the end of September, resulting in an increase of in-house production capacity from 2000 meters per month to 4000 meters per month. This will let us keep up with the market demand, …

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Let’s face it, no look is really complete without the right finishes. Not to the best of standards, anyway (just tellin’ it like it is, babe). Upgrading your shoe game. Platforms, stilettos, wedges, mules, boots—stretch those legs next time you head out, then rock sliders, sneakers, and flats when it’s time to chill.