An Introduction to Certifications in Recycled Textiles
Certifications and standards are an excellent way for brands to communicate transparency to their customers - but they're also a tool for brands and businesses to trust their supply chains. Recycled textiles come with their own set of complexities, so in this lesson, learn about the main standards out there for ensuring sustainability and ethical practices in recycled textiles, what they cover and the benefits for a brand.
In this video you'll learn:
- About the most important standards for recycled textiles
- Why standards and certifications for recycled textiles are essential for both brands and consumers
- What the certifications cover in terms of social and environmental criteria
- Why it's important to know whether your materials have been 'authentically' recycled
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Joining us for July's panel discussion about recycled textiles, we welcomed Hannah Carter, campaign manager of London's Love Not Landfill recycling campaign, and Olivia Weber, the designer behind Trashion Factory, an upcycled fashion label. Find out more about textile recycling systems in the UK, how designers can engage their audience with issues of textile waste, and where to go to source discarded clothes and deadstock fabrics.