[PUBLIC WIKI] Circular Textiles

Explanation: This Open Source Circular Textile Manual or you may also call it WIKI for Circular Textiles is collaboratively written. You may comment existing text and add your own new text. Please do not delete text of others. Please be fair when commenting others, be precise and do not add too much new text. If you want to be mentioned as co-author, please add your name below. It is an experiment to collaboratively write the first open source circular textile manual.

Please find the long version here: Open Source Manual Circular Textiles (long version).


  • Diversity in materials
  • Biodegradable or recyclable materials
  • Mono-materiality or disassembility
  • Non-toxic healthy materials
  • Renewable energy
  • Materials for innovative connectors (e.g. yarns,
    buttons, zippers)
  • Zero-waste

Design & Production:

Use phase:

  • Cascading use (e.g. repair, upcycling)
  • New business models (e.g. leasing)


  • Recovery of materials
  • Sorting of materials
  • Recycling of materials…


  • Education & information system
  • Networks & organizational structures
  • Technological innovations
  • Multi-stakeholder approach
  • Incentives for change