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.
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.
It's likely that textiles waste is the third-largest component in kerbside domestic waste, following food waste and contaminated paper.
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.
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.
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 While this model historically has been in operation for centuries, today, it is outdated.
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.
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.
Having led the national discussion around circular textile recovery over several years, the method and approach of the ACFC and ACTA have evolved to reflect the current need for action
A new disruptive frontier sweeps retail. One equally as ubiquitous to modern slavery. The buzzword sustainability has become synonymous with fashion.