Make Fashion Circular
What is it?
Make Fashion Circular is an online platform that is connected to the Circular Design Guide which offers a comprehensive suite of interdisciplinary training tools for implementing circular design principles in general.
Focus is on "a total shift of mindsets in design" in order to create a new textiles economy bringing together leaders from across the fashion industry, including brands, cities, philanthropists, NGOs and innovators.
Developed by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation an independent charity NGO working across three interlinking areas education, buiness innovation and analytics to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Make Fashion Circular: 1) Overview 2) Participants 3) Report 4) The Jeans Redesign 5) Fashion Show. Report and guidelines can be downloaded as pdf.
The report, A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future (2017) presents scientific research that “identifies the fashion industry’s current take-make-dispose model as the root cause of its environmental problems and economic value loss.”
The Redesign Jeans is a guide supporting brands, manufacturers and fabric mills to work on closed loop solutions and eliminate waste.
The Fashion Show is a series of videos featuring the Make Fashion Circular team as well as guest speakers from across the fashion industry.
The platform is relevant to learn about textile production and the value chain, design for circularity and how industry works on transformation through circular systems thinking.
Target group: Industry, Designers, Tutors, Students.
How it connects to the Pillars
Environmental: Introduces “closed loops”
Economy: Incorporates “circular business model”
Identifying Circular Loops
Materials Origin and Functions