RENU™ Project is an initiative that addresses the issues of excessive waste in clothing and textile industry and provides various solutions to realize a future fashion system and a circular economy with measures such as recycling old garment and textile from the value chain. Through this challenge, we transform and redesign a new sustainable value chain to close the loop in clothing and apparel in order to protect the future of our planet.
The true value of RENU™ Project is supported by the people – the mills, brands, and consumers – actively participating in this project.
Facing the Fact:
Waste in the Fashion Industry
It is nearly impossible to imagine living in a world without clothing.
Every year, around 100 billion pieces of garment are newly produced. While an enormous amount of non-renewable resources are extracted to produce these clothes year after year, only few of them get recycled into new clothing. The vast majority of old garments are sent to landfill or incinerated, and its negative environmental impacts are increasingly becoming a serious concern.
Isn’t there anything we can do about it? – Our project started out from this simple question.
How RENU™ Contributes to Environmental Concerns
Compared with the conventional polyester production with non-renewable recourses, RENU™ can reduce the negative impact on environment in a massive scale. Here an example of how one of the major partner factories of RENU™ contributes each year to the environmental concerns by producing RENU™ material instead of conventional polyester.