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The role of textiles towards net-zero carbon emissions

Envisioning nature’s circular eco-process and adapting a sustainable mode of action, textiles towards net-zero emissions from production and waste is an achievable goal.

BY ACTA

POSTED August 5, 2020

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.

BY ACTA

POSTED July 29, 2020

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.

BY ACTA

POSTED July 17, 2020

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.

BY ACTA

POSTED June 10, 2020

Covid-19: Fashion Retails Biggest Disruption Since GFC

During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, local businesses reported a fifty-six per cent (56%) drop in online sales and a gargantuan eighty-seven per cent (87%) drop from in-store sales. 

BY ACTA

POSTED May 28, 2020

Fashion Rental Services in a Circular ‘Textile’ Economy

Fashion rental will become integral to a circular ‘textile’ economy. Traditionally, the textile industry, like many others, operates on a linear system. While this model historically has been in operation for centuries, today, it is outdated.

BY ACTA

POSTED May 24, 2020

Drumroll > Announcing ACTA’s Circular Textile Advisory Committee

Announcing ACTA’s 2020 Committee Members. With great anticipation it’s time we share our exceptional new Committee as they support and eagerly guide ACTA towards a prosperous future in supporting industry.

BY ACTA

POSTED May 19, 2020

Australasian Circular Textile Assoc. Covid-19 – Press release

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, and the stress it has placed on textile supply chains across all sectors, ACTA is holding the active pursuit of new members in industry. 

BY ACTA

POSTED April 4, 2020