The production and consumption of textile products continue to grow, together with their impact on the environment, due to a lack of reuse, repair and recycling of materials. Quality, durability, and recyclability are often not being set as priorities in the design and manufacturing of clothing (EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, March 2022).
CISUTAC aims to remove current bottlenecks in order to increase textile circularity in Europe. The objective is to minimise the sector’s total environmental impact by developing sustainable, novel, and inclusive large-scale European value chains.
CISUTAC also raises awareness among EU citizens about the environmental impact of buying new clothes and the benefits of reusing, donating and shopping second hand textiles. Thanks to the stores, e-commerce platforms and social media networks of partners, CISUTAC expects to reach around two million people.
CISUTAC is a Horizon Europe project, co-funded by the European Union. It started on 1 September 2022 and will last for 48 months. It receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 101060375.
CISUTAC aims to increase circularity and sustainability in textiles and clothing in Europe by piloting digital repair and dismantling, by novel recycling processes and by changing sectorial and customers behaviours. It focuses on three types of products: fashion, workwear, and active goods.
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL’INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL | RISE IVF AB | RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB | AIMPLAS | STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH | Wargön Innovation AB | INLECOM COMMERCIAL PATHWAYS | TEXAID | De Kringwinkel Antwerpen | EREMA | SODRA SKOGSAGARNA EKONOMISK FORENING | LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT | Circular Systems | Circular Systems | DECATHLON PRODUZIONE ITALIA | SIOEN NV | Global Textile Scheme | PCH Innovations | STAM | OXFAM | EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION AISBL | PLATE-FORME TECHNOLOGIQUE EUROPEENNE POUR LE FUTURE DU TEXTILE ET DE L’HABILLEMENT | ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES | Reuse and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises | Eco TLC | PVH Europe B.V. | INDITEX
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