The Circular Fibres Initiative brings together key stakeholders from the apparel industry to build a circular economy for textiles, starting with clothing.


The initiative is supported by a Core Philanthropic Funder, the C&A Foundation, Core Corporate Partners H&M and NIKE, and a consortium of organisations including the Danish Fashion Institute, Fashion for Good, Cradle to Cradle and Mistra Future Fashion.

Participants in the Circular Fibres Initiative will work together to define a vision for a new global fibres system, which will address the significant drawbacks of the ‘take-make-dispose’ model currently dominating the industry. The new system for textiles will be based on the principles of a circular economy, generating growth that benefits citizens and businesses, while phasing out negative impacts such as waste and pollution – an economy fit for the 21st Century.

Learn more about the Circular Fibre Initiative from Ellen MacArthur Foundation.