As much as 80% of a textile product’s environmental impact is determined at the design stage. Therefore, the decisions made by design and product development teams have a huge impact on a product’s environmental footprint – from the raw materials used, to how the product is manufactured, the length of time it is kept in use and what happens to it when it is no longer desired or reaches the end of its usable life.

There is a lot to think about, which is why we have created our Circular Design Toolkit - a go-to resource for the fashion and textiles industry.

Developed in collaboration with the sector through Textiles 2030’s Circular Design Working Group, the Toolkit can help textiles organisations embed circular design principles into their design and product development processes and bring lower impact products to the marketplace.

What does the Toolkit offer?

  • Industry alignment: a consistent framework on circular design that industry can align around.
  • Actionable strategies: clear circular design strategies that businesses can implement.
  • Inspiring case studies: real-world examples showcasing successful circular design initiatives.
  • Insights into innovations: an overview of upcoming technological and digital advancements.

Download our Circular Design Toolkit below. Don’t forget to cascade it with your design and product development colleagues too.


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