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'Circularity in fashion implies keeping garments longer'

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Jun '20
Circularity in fashion/clothing is essentially the concept of continual reuse of garments or fabrics through recycling, upcycling and even composting of materials in order to become fertiliser for new plants, which are used to make new materials. The idea is to reduce waste by keeping fabrics and garments in the fashion system for longer, says Teleica Kirkland, creative director at the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora.

"This concept is by no means new and many designers and retailers within the current fashion system are working on ways to continue with the ever-changing landscape that fashion trends require whilst embracing the model of circular sustainability," Kirkland writes in an article in the hard bound fifth edition of the Sustainability Compendium - ‘Going Circular’ brought out by Fibre2Fashion.

Narrating a first-hand account from the Caribbean in her article 'Junk a New', Kirkland says communities have practised sustainability and circularity across the world, long before the terms came into fashion. "The Jamaican phrase 'tun han mek fashion' stems from the practice of taking something old to make something new."

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