The Circular Centre offers a fully circular design system to replace unsustainable textiles plus take-back all forms of textile "waste" to repair, reuse, redesign and repurpose into safe new products.
Think of a circular jigsaw where garments + textile resources come in and out of our circular systems to ensure they stay local and out of landfill plus the resources remain at their highest value for longer.
Environmental, financial & societal impact
We mitigate emissions + pollution through our Circular Textile Waste Service and offer this service to councils, corporates, companies and the community.
Our human centered design focus is to partner with Australian disability and social enterprises and create local Circular Textile Precincts to provide jobs and train staff to valorise and redistribute via our existing circular streams and keep 100% of the jobs and resources onshore. See enlarged schematic below.
We REPLACE unsustainable textiles. Development, manufacture + wholesale
Visit STSC to see 500+ true sustainable + home compostable textiles - we ship direct from international mills to clients worldwide.
NEW DEVELOPMENT. We have replaced the need for plastic synthetics in activewear, swimwear, underwear + apparel. Our new CircStretch is non-toxic as it breaks down causing zero microplastics + able to be home composted in around a year in microbiologically active soil.
Via our Circular Textile Waste Service we collect unwearable and unusable textile waste to reuse, repair, redesign and repurpose through four main circular textile systems.
Are you a disability or social enterprise? Operate a Circular Textile Waste Service for local communities, councils and businesses.
Talk to us about setting up a Circular Textile Precinct. We offer training, bring in clients and set up a system to divert to our 26 circular streams in Australia.
Our model combines human centered design with smart technology to provide employment opportunities, particularly social and disability enterprises and generate sources of income for your business or organisation.
CIRCULAR DENIM is one of the key circular stream of the CTWS. We collect all types of denim; the good, the bad and downright ugly to create opportunities to re-use and repurpose this high quality resource.
To celebrate General Pants Co.'s Denim Amnesty we created AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST DENIM REDESIGN PROJECT + COMPETITION to divert 1000s of "unwearable" denim from landfill.
Showcasing incredible redesign skills, follow us as begin to share the participating designers and lead up to announcing the TOP 10 and then THE WINNERS.
From 2022 primary schools can book an in-school and/or an online talk and slide presentation conducted by the Circular Centre team with the support of 12 year old Watson and his mum Alison (CC Director).
We educate plus put the circular economy into direct action by doing talks and collecting unwearable school uniforms. We illustrate our strategies that recycle, redesign, repair and ultimately repurpose textiles "waste" into products such as carpet, underlay and sound proofing.
Schools can also offer our carbon emission sequestration scheme to draw down the emissions for each school uniform plus deliver a recycled material sewing project using soft signage banners.
As we build and start to collaborate with customers both with "waste" and those wanting to purchase remnant textiles and "new" products made via our collaborative circular streams, we will offer everything via the CIRCULAR MARKET for customers to purchase from a growing amount of products made around Australia via our circular streams and in partnership with circular collaborators keen to keep the resources flowing through circular streams.
Through our Circular Textile Precincts and the CIRCULAR TEXTILE WASTE SERVICE (CTWS) we encourage the public to take their "good stuff" to a local charity and then take all their "unwearables and unusables" to us instead of putting in the garbage bin. We include bras, underwear, socks, uniforms and workwear plus bulk commercial soft signage, banners, curtains etc to repurpose and keep 100% of the resources in Australia.
The CTWS captures every type of textile waste including the difficult mixed blend fabrics, bra's, undies and socks so we no longer need to put any textile waste into a skip or garbage bin.
We REPURPOSE everything working with social & disability enterprise teams and circular partners to collect, valorise, sort, dismantle then re-distribute along 26+ circular streams and the CIRCULAR MARKET.
Our zero-waste solutions for uniforms, workwear and commercial waste are offered to councils, companies plus all fashion and apparel businesses.
See the Mosman Council system and Virgin Airlines uniforms & workwear service Case Study
Are you an eco-warrior business or community group wanting to collect? Through our Take-Back systems we can accept a minimum quantity of 120kg of unwearable clothing, homewares, bed linen etc.
Our transparent circular streams offer clients the opportunity to promote their Sustainable Development Goal leadership and receive our Zero Textile Waste Certification.
Read the latest news from the Circular Centre in CC NEWS :
- ready-to-scale Circular Textile Precincts
- latest article by Ragtrader on our Circular Denim and General Pants Co. collaboration
- attending the recent National Clothing Textile Waste Roundtable by invitation of the Minister for Environment at Parliament House Canberra.
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.
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
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.
We have created a CTWS Team Training plus Policy + Procedure Manual ready to engage any Australian social and disability enterprise. We train teams to valorise and sort the resources according to fibre type, garment type and quality type. Where needed, we first dismantle then redistribute through local circular streams to keep 100% out of landfill and onshore.
We are currently working with Queensland University of Technology to combine human centered design + smart tech to offer more jobs and training plus increase our "waste" intake. Read the latest on CC NEWS.
Through 26 (and rapidly growing) circular streams we safely reuse, redesign + repurpose 100% of the diverted resources within Australia giving us the ability to trace then recapture and repurpose again and again. Our goal is to use QR codes, smart yarns, blockchain and Life Cycle Assessment to capture the data and monitor the resources pathways.
Virgin Australia works with the Circular Centre to create a Take-back for their staff Australia-wide to divert uniforms and workwear from landfill.
Mosman Council became our first Council to offer residents the Circular Textile Waste Service with the support of NSW EPA and not send their unwearable clothing and unusable textiles to landfill or off-shore.
The Circular Textile Waste Service is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
CIRCULAR CENTRE PTY LTD ABN 38640614740
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.