The concept of circular economy in textile production

Jan 11, 2023

Our third new classic project dealing with the concept of circular economy is AlpTextyles! The project focuses on textile production as one of the most polluting economic sectors.

Textile production is one of the most polluting and CO2 intensive economic sectors. However, the Alps have a rich textile heritage with specific aesthetics and know-how based on values of circularity and sensitivity to local resources. Consumers’ expectations of a more sustainable lifestyle could contribute to the relocation of Alpine textile value chains, fostering regional development and job creation. The AlpTextyles project will help companies and cultural institutions to take into account heritage and circular aspects in textile value chains and to valorise the Alpine textile heritage at transnational level. This will contribute to economic revitalisation and the development of a less carbon-intensive textile production system.