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RE:TEXTILE


Re:Textile has the ambition to create structures for circular flows in the textile and fashion industry. The goal is to reduce resource consumption through new design processes and business opportunities.

Start date

2016-01-01

End date

2018-12-31

Re:Textile conducts both research and applied work in concrete projects to investigate the commercial viability of the re-design.

The project includes a research package with a series of feasibility studies within the framework of "Design for circularity" (D4C) to examine the economic and practical feasibility of circular design, remanufacturing/upcycling and servicification. Parallel operated Re:Design Factory is a project arena and machine resource for conducting pilot projects in the area of remanufacturing/redesign in cooperation with diverse partners, from large fashion retailers to small entrepreneurs, producers and suppliers in the region.

The textile industry is resource-intensive and textile upcycling is a huge advantage in environmental terms. But the study shows above all that through innovation in design processes, logistics processes and innovative business models, there is great potential from a business perspective.

OUR VISION: Design for Circularity (D4C)

D4C is the project's guiding principle, and rests on three main areas:

• CONDITIONAL DESIGN - product of a circular economy

• RE-DESIGN MANUFACTURING - production processes for remanufacturing/upcycling.

• SERVICE INNOVATION - new services to extend the life of garments linked to recycling, digitization and redesign.