Textile Sector Articles
The textiles industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Water pollution, the use of toxic chemicals, human exploitation, and the high levels of textile waste are just a few examples of the impact the industry is having on the environment. Especially fast fashion, focusing on speed and low costs, is making the textile industry wasteful. People buy more clothes of less quality and don’t keep them as long as they used to. Moreover, due to the international expansion of fast fashion brands, the problem occurs on a global scale. The adoption of a circular model by fashion companies is extremely important, given the relevant environmental impact of this industry. However, due to the complex supply chains and the high level of competitiveness in this industry, changing from a linear to circular business model is challenging. The R2π project is conducting research in this industry, in order to provide insights that can help this transition. For the textiles industry, the R2π project focuses on two interesting companies. Dutch jeans company MUD Jeans and the Spanish multinational clothing company Inditex, the biggest fashion group in the world.