Lenzing has announced that it is participating in the Circular Fashion Partnership, a cross-sectorial initiative led by the Global Fashion Agenda, with project partners Reverse Resources and BGMEA and in collaboration with P4G, to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry. The partnership is currently focusing on Bangladesh, a major garment producing country, which has been adopted as a “Circular Fashion Business Case.”

The Circular Fashion Partnership facilitates collaborations between major global fashion brands, textile and garment manufacturers, and recyclers to implement new systems to direct post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products. It also tests solutions for the pile-up of excess stock due to the COVID-19 crisis. A successful business case will show a decrease in textile waste and an increase in the use of recycled fibers that benefit the fashion value cycle as well as the economy of Bangladesh.

The participants in the Circular Fashion Partnership currently include: Bershka, Bestseller, C&A, Gina Tricot, Grey State, H&M, Kmart Australia, Marks & Spencer, OVS, Pull & Bear, Peak Performance and Target Australia among brands; Amantex, Asrotex Group, Auko-tex, Aurum Sweaters, Beximco, Bitopi Group (Tarasima), Composite Knitting Industry, Crystal International, Echotex, Fakir Knitwear, GSM, J.M. Fabrics, Knit Asia, MAS Intimates, Ratul Group (Knitwear & Fabric), Salek Textiles, S. B Knite Composite (Sakura Dyeing and Garments) and the Northern Group among manufacturers; and finally Birla Cellulose, BlockTexx, Cyclo, Infinited Fiber Company, Malek Spinning Mills, Marchi & Fildi, Lenzing, Recovertex, Renewcell, Saraz Fibre Tech, Usha Yarns and Worn Again Technologies among recyclers.