Fashion for Good today launches the Full Circle Textiles Project – Polyester, with the ambition to validate and scale promising technologies in polyester chemical recycling and to encourage financing and offtake commitments in the fashion industry.
The Full Circle Textiles Project – Polyester brings together a consortium of stakeholders including brands, innovators, supply chain partners and catalytic
funders – a structure that has proven successful in driving and scaling disruptive innovation in the industry.
To attain a clear idea of the innovations best positioned to address the challenges of recycling polyester textiles, Fashion for Good has enlisted promising innovators in polyester chemical recycling from around the world to participate in the project. These include CuRe Technology, Garbo, gr3n and PerPETual who over the course of the 18-month project will be producing chemically recycled polyester for eventual use in fabric and garment production from post-consumer textile waste. The innovator output will be assessed and validated by participating Fashion for Good brand and supply chain partners. The project aims to validate the technologies and the scaling potential; prompting further implementation/ offtake agreements to drive chemical recycling in the industry and mobilise more funding into the technology.
“We are excited to join this collaboration as it brings together all players in the chain to close the loop on polyester textiles. We look forward to further testing our technology, see where we stand now and define where we need to improve further to develop the lowest energy consuming and most cost competitive depolymerisation of used polyester back to virgin like polyester.” Josse Kunst, Chief Commercial Officer at CuRe Technology.More news