The Circular Centre is a solutions based inter-industry Centre geared to facilitate circular economy initiatives.
We aim to showcase and foster collaboration through the lens of circular economy products and services including design, fashion, textiles and textile waste.
The Centre along with our Impact Partners are key industry leaders creating circular opportunities that aim to minimise our negative environmental impact and maximise the positive impact on jobs and social welfare and harness waste resources through our CE initiatives:
Circular Textile Waste Service
From 1st December our Circular Textile Waste Service can collect and divert "good" and "waste" clothing plus commercial textile waste from landfill. Our supply chains then repair, recycle, re-sell plus re-purpose 100% textile waste into circular products for the auto, interiors, building, and fashion industries.
We have partnered with a network of disability and NFP enterprises Australia-wide to create employment opportunities for new circular economy initiatives.
CIRCULARITY #1 WORKSHOP
CIRCULARITY #1 is the first of a series of 1-day hands-on systems change workshops created for the garment design industry to take steps to transition to circular design.
Industry experts deliver solutions on how-to navigate supply chain challenges & help designers become industry leaders meeting their ethical, inclusive, sustainable and circular goals.
CIRCULARITY will help expedite a transition to circular design & meet recommendations set by the United Nations’ industry specific Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
Source from over 500+ sustainable textiles, participate in Q&As, group discussions & a Systems Change Workshop, plus one-on-one MeetUp sessions with experts who manufacture locally & offshore.
CIRCULAR SUMMIT 2020
The Circular Summit 2020 presents Australian and international key-note speakers, panel discussions, workshops and curated Meet Ups to assist Australian businesses in implementing eco-system change and pivot to a circular economy with the view to meet the UN’s Global Goals by 2030.
As multi-industry businesses sit at different timelines to reach their Sustainable Development Goals and implement circular economy principles the Circular Summit 2020 will offer collaborative value chain solutions, from management to production to customers.
Addressing policy, education, ethics and resource recovery plus present innovation and investment opportunities for business leaders to capitalise on an agile circular economy transformation.
Sourcing Circular Textiles.
The Centre is partnered with STSC. Sustainable Textile Supply Chain who are fabric wholesalers aiming to inspire global fashion and product designers to use true sustainable eco-textiles that have minimal negative impact on the environment and maximum impact on the welfare of all people along the supply chain.
Our particular focus is on beautiful, truly sustainable, circular, natural, biodegradable and ethical fabrics. In particular we specialise in eco-fabrics by Lenzing and plant fibres from so-called ”farm waste" typically destroyed after a harvest, thus creating fabrics that start from zero water waste, and support a ”wealth from waste" philosophy.
Partnering with Australia's key CE innovators the Circular Centre is to be a central Sydney location to offer talks, workshops meeting spaces and events for our Impact Partners to drive Australia's transformation to a circular economy. In 2020 we will stage the inaugural Circular Summit.
The Centre will showcase contemporary fashion, interior design, sustainable textiles and lifestyle products made using sustainable circular materials and circular economy methodologies.
CC's Director Alison and her 10 year old son Watson have created @circularschools to educate on the circular economy principles in schools and support sales of the #Guppyfriend Washing Bag designed to capture plastic microfibre waste from synthetic fabric including school uniforms when in a washing machine.
Sold via the school's P&Cs and businesses plus create a fundraising and awareness opportunity.