A ground-breaking circular fashion agreement for Denmark
A ground-breaking pilot is being prepared in Denmark that will help revolutionise the way Danish clothing is manufactured, sold and used. The pilot, called Danish Circular Pact 2030, will drive industry towards more sustainable practices that mitigate against the impact clothing has on climate change.
Today, way too much of our clothes end up being incinerated or dropped in landfills around the world. The production and use of textiles take up many resources and have a heavy impact on our environment. We have to start a transition towards a more circular economy in the textile industry. That is why I am happy to hear that WRAP has chosen to launch a new voluntary agreement for textiles in Denmark. This initiative is a step in the right direction towards a more sustainable textile industry.
Lea Wermelin, Minister for the Environment, Denmark.
Danish Circular Pact 2030 will bring together leading Danish fashion brands, retailers, re-use and recycling businesses, fashion sector organisations and technical, academic and industry experts to create, pilot and scale innovative circular business models and practices. With the pilot year funded by Laudes Foundation, there will be no fees for signatories in the first year of the programme.
Danish Circular Pact 2030 is a circular fashion agreement for Denmark in partnership with the Copenhagen based Lifestyle & Design Cluster with support from the Global Fashion Agenda and Dansk Fashion & Textile. It is part of the Textiles Action Network, a world-wide initiative led by WRAP, to reduce the environmental impact of clothing across the globe.
Danish Circular Pact 2030 provides an exciting and necessary transition from commitment to delivery as we convene the Danish fashion sector around circular action, creating a blueprint that can be used as inspiration in other countries.
Betina Simonsen, CEO, Lifestyle & Design Cluster