Making Textile Products Flow in Cycles of ReUse
TOP-Atelier is a two-year project funded by the Flemish government circular economy programme (Vlaanderen Circulair), led by the Belgian education fund for the fashion and confection industry. The project designs and sets up new, experimental collaborations between textile waste sorters from the social economy, upcycling designers and the conventional textile industry. Joining forces across sectors, the project aims to assess prospects for textile reuse and remanufacturing in a collaborative model that is commercially and ecologically viable.
Prospex Institute leads the exchange with textile recycling initiatives in the region, establishing synergies that lead towards joint policy recommendations for the circular transition. Prospex Institute also designs and moderates the sessions with young consumers, to find out about the expectations of future users and customers of upcycled textile products.