What is it?
Circle Economy is a consultancy helping businesses, cities, and nations to identify opportunities for transition to a circular economy. It is also a knowledge platform with reports, tools and business cases concerning practical and scalable solutions to prevent and reduce waste.
Focus on ‘creating the conditions for systemic transformation’ within: Textile, Finance, Built Environment, Capital Equipment, Circular Jobs, Metrics for Circularity, Data and Design for Circularity.
A not-for-profit organization that partially relies on the support of philanthropic partners, founded by Robert-Jan van Ogtrop in 2010 and based in Amsterdam.
Key Elements of the Circular Economy introduce eight elements of circularity each linking to a knowledge hub and cases. The elements can be applied at different intervention levels (e.g. national, regional, sector, business, product, process, or material).
Circular Product Design Framework holds strategies for creating technical products that last, clustered into four groups: Design for reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and recyclability.
Circle Textile Program (CTP) presents projects with focus areas of textile-to-textile recycling, circular business models, design for cyclability, technology assessments, and circular infrastructure developments.
Circular Toolbox is a step-by-step guide for apparel brands looking to explore resale and rental.
Knowlegde Hub holds case studies and reports and new content is constantly added. Use the search function to explore fashion or textile.
Textiles Resources Reports, articles, videos PDF’s for download.
Relevant for teaching design for circularity. The toolbox supports understanding circular business models as a means to decrease consumption.
Target Group: Industry, Designers, Organizations, Politicians, Tutors and Students
How it connects to the Pillars
Environmental – Climate change
Economic – Circular economy
Social – Supply chain transparency, Fair labor, Human resources
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