C&A closes the loop by joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 network

As the latest official member, C&A has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) network in accelerating the transition to a circular economy. “We see our membership as an important next step in our commitment towards a circular business model in the apparel industry,” says Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A Global. “As a global leader in the fashion industry, we embrace the complex challenges in moving away from the linear ‘make, use and dispose’ economic model to one with resources in continuous flows.”

Earlier this year, C&A announced the intention to partner with C&A Foundation to create a hub focused on accelerating technologies that support the circular economy in the apparel industry. The hub will contribute to deeper industry collaboration and support the enablers needed to create endless flows of fibres. More specifically, the partnership with C&A Foundation will provide space, financial support and mentorship to develop and commercialize the next generation of manufacturing technologies. Joining the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s CE100 network is a logical next step in C&A’s contribution toward the larger systemic change in how clothing is designed and manufactured for its next life.

Established in 2010, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and an integral part of that mission is to work with global companies which share the same vision. It works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is both restorative and regenerative by design.

Casper Jorna, CE100 Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation says, “C&A has already embarked on its journey towards implementing more circular practices across the value chain, starting with its sourcing of materials. We look forward to working with C&A to achieve its circular economy goals and help design out the linear nature of the fibres industry through cross industry and sector collaboration.”

For in-depth information on the Circular Economy 100 program, please visit: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy

For more information on C&A’s work in the area of sustainable materials, please visit the section Circular Economcy.

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