The Circular Centre is a social enterprise and the world's first fully circular design system for textiles - new and old; we replace, reuse, redesign, repurpose and resell through four main circular textile systems to design out waste and pollution.
Our goal is to mitigate emissions + pollution, combine human centered design & smart tech + jobs & training for Australian disability enterprises plus safely reuse, repurpose and resell 100% of diverted textile resources through a Circular Market.
We keep 100% of your textile waste out of all landfills, both here and overseas to reduce carbon emissions and ensure the plastic microfibres are locked away. We offer transparent supply chains and the opportunity to promote your SDG leadership with Zero Textile Waste Certification.
We ship direct from our Mills worldwide to REPLACE synthetic plastic textiles:
Coming soon; commercial take-back to accelerate composting & mitigate more emissions.
The Circular Textile Waste Service captures all types of textile waste to keep 100% out of any landfill and 100% onshore in Australia to provide job opportunities for our Disability Enterprise partners. We REPURPOSE into high quality products diverting through 19 circular steams.
Zero-waste solutions for companies, councils, the fashion and apparel industry plus all eco-warrior businesses and community groups. We take a minimum quantity of 120kg of unwearable clothing, uniforms, workwear, homewares, bed linen etc, through a variety of collection options plus commercial textile waste.
The Circular Centre alongside our disability enterprise teams and reuse partners will collect, sort, dismantle, re-bale and re-distribute along 19 circular streams.
CIRCULAR DENIM - is a major circular stream of the CTWS. We collect all types of denim; the good, bad and downright ugly to create opportunities to re-use and repurpose this high quality textile.
Standby for the April 2021 launch of Australia's Largest Denim Redesign Project.
Diverting 500+ pieces of denim from landfill for the CIRCULAR DENIM REDESIGN COMPETITION. Scraps, rivets and zippers are returned to our Service to be reused or repurposed. Designs are sold with a QR Tracing Code.
We currently have 19 circular streams based around Australia with more coming on board. We reuse and resell discounted pre-consumer sustainable textiles + unused deadstock textiles. Through circular partners we divert post-consumer products like furniture filler, buttons, zippers, elastic plus redesigned workwear.
From mid-2021 we will re-sell 100% textile waste carpet tiles, underlay, sound proofing, wool filters, etc. The Circular Marketplace will grow as we divert, repurpose and partner with more organisations to keep the resources flowing through the circular streams.
New owners will receive a QR code to encourage them to take-back to the seller when done, we trace and return it to the circular streams or accelerate its decomposition to mitigate further emissions. Visit the CIRCULAR MARKET
Tell your circular transition story. Use our Certification plus photographs and stories of your circular journey to share with your customers and community and help inspire change.
"being less bad is not being good" William McDonough
COUNCILS can offer residents a household collection or drop-off solution. We take ALL "unwearable" clothing including bras, socks, under garments and underwear, plus usable textile homewares and ALL denim for the CIRCULAR DENIM PROJECT. 100% of material waste is reused or repurposed in Australia.
We take all unwearable corporate clothing, uniforms and workwear to use for redesign and/or repurposed into high quality products. 100% waste is used locally.
Where required we offer Destruction Certificates to maintain IP and security.
Coming soon. Purchase redesigned recycled workwear via our circular stream partners.
Fashion and apparel labels can replace any
non-sustainable textiles, plus offer a Circular Take-Back Service to customers plus repurpose deadstock and remnant textiles.
Promote your sustainability status & offer a full or part user-pay Circular Take-Back Service. Charge & collect a minimum of 120kg and help your customers send zero waste to landfill or offshore.
Eco-minded groups and businesses can work with us to create a local Take-Back Service.
Offer a user-pay Circular Take-Back Service & collect a minimum of 120kg and help your community and customers send zero waste to landfill or offshore.
CIRCULAR PPE offers made-to-order non-surgical isolation gowns and scrubs made from new and unused textiles plus virgin sustainable textiles.
Used garments can be taken and repurposed through the CTWS to ensure we send zero textile waste to landfill.
@circularschools is an initiative with Watson, aged 12, where he and his Mum Alison go to local schools to educate on the circular economy.
We also encourage school P&Cs to purchase wholesale Guppyfriend Washing Bags to re-sell for fundraising and capture the plastic microfibres that are shed when school uniforms are washed.
Empowering the fashion & garment industry to support the #positivefashion Movement & offset carbon emissions from manufacturing & shipping. Invest in 3 key sequestration industries: Australian seaweed, soil & biodiverse native trees
+ take the #positivefashion CHALLENGE to offset your whole wardrobe for $2.10/garment
The Circular Textile Waste Service is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
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The Circular Centre is situation on Gadigal people's land in Eora Country, Sydney Australia. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.