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Textile waste and transparency in the fashion supply chain - progress been made

So far 2018 has been a fantastic and busy year for Reverse Resources. The most interesting developments have been happening for us in Bangladesh. In the past 6 months we carried out two successful trials. The first of them was to prove and do a feasibility study on our remanufacturing concept. And second was about proving a better business case for both garment factories and recyclers from creating visibility through the trading system of textile waste. 
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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED WITH MADE-BY

Today Reverse Resources launched a joint project with MADE-BY under the roof of ECAP (European Clothing Action Plan). We have developed a step-by-step process to support fashion retailers, garment manufacturers and recyclers in closing the loop of production leftovers and set up a win-win cooperation through supply chains towards circular economy.
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WHITE PAPER: DIGITALLY ENHANCED CIRCULAR ECONOMY WITHIN GLOBAL FASHION SUPPLY CHAINS

Reverse Resources, after winning the Global Change Award, has carried out extensive research among major fabric and garment factories in China and Bangladesh. We have concluded that garment manufacturers producing textiles and clothes for many of the world’s major fashion brands are spilling an average of 25% of leftover volumes out of production. In some cases, the volume is as high as 47%, much higher than usually perceived by brands. However, it is not a waste problem of factories, nor a problem about lack of brand responsibility. Such inefficiency is caused by a systemic conflict of business interests and lack of data and transparency in between the stakeholders of the global supply chains. Thus, the emerging era of circular economy along with digitalisation and transparency trends can unlock a major business opportunity for both brands and factories. 

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