[CHALLENGE] [public wiki] Circular Textile Challenge 1 - Materials

[This is a public, collaboratively written wiki. You can edit it by clicking on the pencil below this post.]



  • Short introduction of the challenge by the facilitator

Baseline 2015 and Vision 2050

  • What materials are currently used? e.g. 60% synthetic fibers (polyester), 30% cotton, processing chemicals
  • What is our vision for 2050? e.g. 100% closed loops - 0% virgin fibre industry?, net positive systems?, 100% biobased and biodegradable materials (e.g. to avoid microplastic)? What does it mean e.g. for cotton farmers and the polyester industry? What is the vision for sewing yarns, zippers, buttons?; the role of open source

Roadmap from 2015 to 2050

  • Who needs to be involved?
  • What is needed to achieve the vision? E.g. labelling/standards, transparency tools, research, policy, business models; the role of open source
  • What may counteract to achieve the vision and how to remove barriers?

From Vision to Action - concrete starting points

  • What are concrete starting points to achieve the vision?
  • What can/will the participants do?



  1. Baseline 2015 and Vision 2050
  2. Roadmap from 2015 to 2050
  3. From Vision to Action - concrete starting points (agreements, cooperation ideas)

PAD: To allow participants to document this challenge in real-time, a collaborative Etherpad document has been set up here:
FOLDER: To store and share documents, photos and other files relating to this challenge, please upload them to this challenge’s cloud folder:

Friday (Baseline 2015 and Vision 2050):

Role and tasks of the facilitators:

  • give a short introduction and initial inputs (see inputs above - very short)
  • collection of input by the participants
  • moderation of the brainstorming discussion
  • coordination of the mind-mapping (e.g. distributing pens and paper)
  • track the time and give a signal for (optional) rotation
  • document the most important results in etherpad
  • support the photographer in taking pictures and uploading it on social media (e.g. Facebook)

[part of the Circular Textiles Challenge(s) Berlin]