Circular Textile Lab

A local initiative for scalable textiles processing and life extension

The 'Circular Textile Laboratory' project is working on the local development of scalable sorting, cutting, sewing and recovery concepts for processing textile waste streams. For this purpose, concrete circular cases around life extension are being developed in cooperation with all actors of the value chain, such as designers, companies, education, government and social economy.

The textile sector has a huge impact on the environment. Companies often do not have the infrastructure or knowledge to process textiles in a circular way. Therefore, the 'Circular Textile Laboratory' project explores how unique practical knowledge from pioneering circular projects can be united to tackle this problem.

The partners are working together on circular, low-impact solutions at local level that can later be scaled up and extend the life of textiles. Ultimately, the cases from this project will serve as guidance for designers, brands, garment companies, tailoring companies and training centres.

During this project, schools, start-ups, SMEs and large companies will have the opportunity to concretely address circular strategies for their textile flows according to a business model that simulates a future circular reality, so that practical circular knowledge can become widely available, production prices remain feasible and circular solutions can become profitable and attractive.

More information on this project is available via the website

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Partners Decathlon Belgium, IVOC vzw, Creamoda, Studio Circulaire