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Progress Update: Seamless enters its transition phase

Seamless starts its transition phase and begins the journey to transform how clothing is made, used and recirculated in Australia to achieve clothing circularity by 2030.

by The AFC

14 September 2023

Australia's first National Clothing Stewardship Scheme, Seamless, aims to transform how clothing is made, used and recirculated in Australia to achieve clothing circularity by 2030.

On 24 August 2023, the Seamless Transition Advisory Group (TAG) had its second meeting, where it considered the new constitution of the Product Stewardship Organisation (PSO) and approved the CEO job description. These foundational elements of the new PSO are imperative to ensure that the governance set in place will deliver the objectives of the proposed Scheme.

The Seamless TAG is focused on establishing a PSO that looks at product stewardship within a circularity framework, and there are mechanisms in place to ensure that all actors across the clothing supply chain are actively engaged with the PSO.

Stage one of the Seamless transition plan remains on track to have the PSO established by the end of October 2023, with a new Board of Directors and CEO in place. 

Foundation members of Seamless; Big W, David Jones, Lorna Jane, Rip Curl, RM Williams and THE ICONIC, along with a range of clothing supply chain specialists including NSW Environment Protection Authority, Charitable Recycling Australia and Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association attended the meeting.

The clothing industry was further represented by A.BCH, Bassike, Future Fashion Agency and the Australian Fashion Council. 

The TAG’s next meeting is scheduled for 28th September 2023 to further progress the establishment of Seamless.

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