Trashure: from trash to treasure

Kim Poldner

Only 1% of current clothing consists of recycled textiles, while the ambition of the Dutch government for 2030 is to increase the application of recycled textiles up to 50% of all produced (textile) products. The goal is to arrive full circle with 100% circular textiles by 2050. This vision requires contemporary business models that optimally balance supply and demand. Project Trashure combines two objectives: 1. Increasing awareness about textile consumption and specifically re-appreciating textile waste. 2. Enabling commercialization of an accessible product line that uses textile waste as primary resource.

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Advertisement in the Fashion industry: what to do and what not to do when using Sustainability claims

Sustainability claims are nowadays a popular part of the promotion of fashion companies or clothing that is sold. However, when using these “sustainability claims”, you must be aware that you are bound by legislation. You cannot simply claim that your company or products are ‘sustainable’. Because of the frequent use of these claims in violation of the law, the supervisory authorities have drawn their attention to this subject.

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Development of an ecological, high performance Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating


without compromising on lasting performance, comfort and breathability. A presentation by Theo Verweerden, CEO, Lamoral.

For years, the DWR has relied on fluorocarbon-based treatments that are highly effective and extraordinarily durable. Unfortunately, its by-products are toxic and persist in the environment, a combination that makes it unacceptable despite its excellent performance.

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State of the art in sustainable fibre technology


A presentation by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Gunnar Seide, Chair for Polymer Engineering, Maastricht University – Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).

Textiles are one of the most important consumer goods and the textile industry is one of the largest and most interconnected industries in the world. Clothing plays a role, but so do technical products such as building materials, reinforcing materials for tyres, medical products, packaging, lightweight materials and much more.

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