Green Deal Circular Textiles

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area as a frontrunner in a fundamentally different, circular textile sector: that is the ambition of a large network of companies, governments and knowledge institutions in this region. Inspiring circular aesthetics and substantial upscaling in recycling are the spearheads of the Green Deal Circular Textiles.

What is the Green Deal Circular Textiles?

Green Deal Circular Textiles consists of a consortium of companies, governments and academia participating in several sub-initiatives. The Amsterdam Economic Board has a monitoring role in this.

Check out the Green Deal Circular Textiles sub-initiatives.

These sub-initiatives have created the need for a more focussed regional approach. This has two spearheads: a substantial upscaling in recycling and the propagation of an inspiring circular aesthetic. The Amsterdam Economic Board has a driving role in these two spearheads.

1. Upscaling in high-quality recycling

The spearhead Upscaling in high-quality recycling is a way to work towards achieving 70% circular textiles by 2030. It stems from the regional vision: Together towards a circular textile sector in the MRA (pdf in Dutch).

Please read our news articles about circular textiles.

2. Circular aesthetics

The Circular aesthetics spearhead provides a place to inspire and be inspired about a circular approach in fashion and textiles. Where makers, designers, producers, policy and consumers meet. A place that sets the agenda and showcases best practices. Here you will find and share knowledge, expertise and values that advocate a more open, fair, inclusive and transparent sector.

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Why this Green Deal?

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a leading region in textiles and fashion. About a quarter of the Dutch textile industry has its home here. Together, these companies provide some 10,000 direct jobs and another 10,000 indirect jobs.

But the industry also has a downside: there are many social ills in the textile chain and the industry is among the top 3 most polluting industries in the world. The main reasons are CO2 emissions, the consumption and pollution of water, and waste production. In our region alone, some 36 million kilos of textiles are discarded annually, two-thirds of which end up in residual waste.

Join us

Would your organisation like to contribute to the Green Deal Circular Textiles – or one of its sub-initiatives? For more information, please contact Claire Teurlings, Lead Circular Economy.

Claire Teurlings | Amsterdam Economic Board

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