Posted on March 18, 2021
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world with 13 million tons of textile waste produced worldwide each year, 95% of which could be reused or recycled.
There is a pressing need to transition to an environmentally and socially responsible circular model in the fashion, textile and clothing industry. Innovative solutions with sustainable and circular models need to be geared towards dealing with one of the planet’s biggest polluters.
We gathered 5 articles from across the web for insight and inspiration on what is being done and what could be done to transform this industry:
10 Innovative Ideas in Sustainable Clothing
Innovation in the fashion, clothing and textile industry spans across multiple disciplines from 3D scanning, to artificial intelligence and material development to name a few. Check this article for a diversity of examples on how to improve the circularity and sustainability of the fashion industry.
6 Innovative Sustainable Fashion Brands Changing the Industry from the Inside Out
‘Building custom jeans for each consumer, on demand, while trying to reduce global carbon emissions through the manufacturing process’ is one of thousands of examples of rethinking the way things are currently being done in the sectors of fashion, design and textile to make them more sustainable. Check the article for a list of businesses trying to move away from fast fashion while embracing sustainable, ethical, more inclusive, and intelligent fashion.
Rethinking the Business of Fashion with 12 New Startups
Here are 12 examples of fashion and textile startups with solutions tapping into worker transparency, organic dyes, natural fibers and second-hand value systems. Read more as the article highlights a list of startups pushing sustainable and innovative solutions.
Fashion Innovation – Top 22 Technologies Shaping the Fashion Industry (2021)
Adopting innovative technologies is crucial in the advancement of any sector particularly in fashion and textile, where change should be geared to creating more sustainable and circular materials, processes and business models. Check this article for the different technologies shaping the industry in 2021.
10 Sustainable Textile Innovations Everyone Should Know
The clothing and textile industry is far behind when it comes to processes and environmental consciousness. Bringing forward groundbreaking innovations dealing with excessive water and chemical usage, overproduction and the inability to deal with overstock. This article sheds light on textile innovations moving the industry closer to improved sustainability and circularity.
Berytech is calling for innovators and entrepreneurs in the fashion, clothing and textile sectors to apply to the STAND Up! Growing Innovation Program and turn their solutions into scalable circular businesses.
The project intends to support textile entrepreneurs and eco-innovative ventures and help them seize the business opportunities and employment that the green evolution will inevitably generate in the region.
Selected participants will benefit from incubation services to develop their green business plan, establish their business, develop their product/service, get access to expert technical and eco-design support and mentoring.
The STAND Up! Project is funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med Programme and aims at providing innovators and entrepreneurs with business support and opportunities in five Mediterranean countries: Egypt, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Tunisia.
The STAND Up! Accelerator application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Berytech is dedicating an online session to answer all your questions about the program on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Sign up for it here.