Although circular (company) textiles are not in their infancy and there are already numerous initiatives at home and abroad, it remains important to make the knowledge and experience surrounding them even better known, to spread it and to evaluate it.
After all, the accessibility, availability and dissemination of existing initiatives is often still a major bottleneck. Companies do not always find the way to the different information websites, the available information is often too general, some initiatives have a too clear commercial approach ... In short, companies have an additional need for support through concrete and correct information, collected in one easily accessible place.
Therefore, Centexbel, the knowledge and innovation centre for the textile industry, wants to set up a new information and communication platform on circular textiles. It will allow for a broader dissemination of the circular economy principles, concrete and correct knowledge and experiences will be collected and shared at one place and existing initiatives will be evaluated and put in the spotlight.
Making such initiatives and information better known and correctly evaluated is a continuous task that directly contributes to the further implementation of circular economy. Ultimately, this project will also lead to more circular purchases and to a more local and sustainable production of (industrial) textiles.
The project can also serve as a basis for the development of a similar information and communication platform for other sustainable products.