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A guide to circular fashion, starting with the humble t-shirt

Developed by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Circular Stories Volume 1 shares how producers, retailers, marketers and shoppers alike can reduce textile waste.

by The AFC

28 July 2021

 
More than 15 billion t-shirts are produced worldwide every year, contributing to over 315,000 tonnes of textile waste per year in Australia.
 

Earlier this week the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) launched Circular Stories Volume 1: A Better T-Shirt for today & tomorrow – a guide for designing, making, using, reusing and disposing of t-shirts in Australia, for the wellbeing of people and planet.
 

The MSDI-led Circular Stories Working Group (A collective of designers, distributors, recyclers and researchers committed to raising awareness of what a circular textiles economy means in the Australian context) have developed this guide to provide shoppers, producers, retailers, marketers and regulators a solution to the growing problem of textile waste at a national and global scale.
 

There is an expansive opportunity for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) sector to grow, innovate, transform and transition to an industry that continues to play a significant role in Australia, in a way that places people and planet first.
 

Whether you’re an industry insider looking to streamline your supply chain or an avid shopper seeking to reduce your consumption, we invite you to download the first instalment of the Circular Series, A Better T-Shirt for today and tomorrow.
 

DOWNLOAD HERE
 
 

Circular Stories Working Group

Julie Boulton, MSDI
Aleasha McCallion, MSDI
Courtney Holm, A.BCH
Samantha Seljak, Seljak Brand
Kirri-Mae Sampson, Now + Future
Genevieve Moody, APG & CO
Amy Gallagher, Kloke

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