News: Uniform Reuse bows out
From 15 January 2018 we have closed our centre of excellence on corporate wear. We will no longer offer an advisory service to those with end-of-life uniforms. This site will not be updated.
Friday, 19th January 2018
What is needed to kick-start a change to this wasteful sub-sector of the apparel industry is for at least several large buyers to insist on better design, sustainable materials and extended life management. Inspirational leadership in other sectors from companies like Whitbread plc has changed supply chains; we have not succeeded in facilitating this change in this sub-sector. But if you want to join others to procure sustainable corporatewear, contact us at email@example.com: We want to return to this issue one day.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted us over the years. There have been successes, but not enough of them.
NZ Textile Reuse Programme gains new members
Textile rental service Alsco and Wellington City Council have joined the New Zealand Textile Reuse Programme, which aims to reuse the 80 billion garments produced each year rather than see 75% of them go to landfill or incineration as at present.