There’s a pretty general rule of thumb when you’re thinking of donating old clothes to charity: would you give it to a mate?

The recently-launched Australian Circular Textile Association hopes to provide a national take-back scheme to recycle old textiles like clothing. Founder and director Camille Reed told Hack the scheme would need providers to come from commercial industries to be able to “support and facilitate textile recycling here in Australia”.

Camille says there’s a huge change from within the commercial fashion world towards a more sustainable industry. As it stands, sustainability in a fashion and recycling context is very new to textiles,” she said.

Check out ABC’s Hack Article on ACTA here.