Australasia’s first collaborative industry association to offer and facilitate complete circularity for the fashion and textile industry.
Making it Easy
Join ACTA and gain access to Australia’s first nation-wide textile take-back scheme.
Making a Difference
Play an active role in delivering ground-breaking strategies to fully realise the circular textile model.
Benefit from advocacy programs driving legislative change and promote common standards.
We’re developing the largest local textiles network!
For a limited time, Members can join FREE!
The Australian Textiles Network is a brand new program launched by ACTA with the support of Founding Partners the NSW EPA and the QLD Department of Environment and Science. We’re inviting up to 25 Members to join.
ACTA’s official Position Paper & 2030 Strategy Document
A Circular Economy for Textiles and Apparel
ACTA 2030 Strategy: A Common Thread
ACTA will provide you with the tools and expertise to transform the way you manage sustainable solutions for your business.
Close the loop between retailers, recyclers, the charity sector and government. ACTA provides a seamless touch point for the circular management of texttiles in Australia.
ACTA promotes funds and emerging technologies to forward our over-arching vision.
ACTA enables brands to access sustainable practice and advance the standard of clothing recycling overall, reducing the impact of textile waste on the environment.
ACTA supports members to build ground breaking sustainability programs within their organisations, meeting and exceeding optimum product stewardship standards.
ACTA up-skills organisations, industry and consumers, driving the pace of change with a pioneering toolkit.
ACTA champions and drives legislative change to support the interests of our members, upgrading industry benchmarks and national standards.
Stay up-to-date on ACTA’s work in Australia and around the world
Examining Textile Waste from Brands and Charities
Less than one 1% of textile waste is recycled in Australia. Typically recycling textiles is a mechanical recycling process, turning garments into stuffing or rags.
Textiles: Do we really know what we’re dealing with?
It’s likely that textiles waste is the third-largest component in kerbside domestic waste, following food waste and contaminated paper.
From Textile Waste Management to Textile Values Measurement
Textiles are known to have a disproportionately high carbon impact, making improvement in this area a meaningful way to contribute to the larger state targets on emissions reductions.