How to tackle the Dutch waste mountain and what you need to know about circular textiles
In 2030, 50% of all products in the Netherlands must exist from non-primary raw materials. An ambitious goal with an important concern: textile.
What is circular textile? Is circular textile sustainable? How promising is upcycling in the Netherlands? What needs to be done to realize these Dutch ambitions? And more important: what can you do as a consumer and a producer?
From her real life case Ellen Mensink from Brightloops speaks about the bottlenecks and opportunities.
Brightloops is the expert in the field of mechanical textile recycling and wasthe first in Holland to produce a collection of 100% recycled textile from Dutch clothing waste. Brightloops produces recycled yarns, felt and knitwear in a 'truly circular' way. We strive for the most sustainable and transparent upcycle process possible. Therefore, we supervise the whole process from acquiring waste, sorting, blending, spinning to finished products. During DDW Brightloops will launch her own lifestyle brand called Loop.alife - beautiful and timeless knitwear items such as sweaters, cardigans and scarfs in greyish tones. Composed out of the many colours of the Dutch waste mountain. In our process we sort and blend textile waste on material and color. Therefore, no additional water or chemicals are used in the production process. We have a zero waste policy.
This lecture will be given in English on Saturday, October 29th.
This lecture will be given in Dutch on Sunday, October 30th.