RESYNTEX Value Chain Workshop Kickoff Addresses Natural Textile Fibres

On 7 and 8 December 2017, Prospex Institute organised the first RESYNTEX Value Chain Workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, tackling the prospects for textile fibre reuse in a circular economy.

Designed and facilitated by Prospex Institute, the two-day workshop gathered key industry stakeholders to assess the viability of industrial symbiosis approaches such as the one pioneered by RESYNTEX, where outputs from the textile industry become marketable secondary resources for the chemical industry. Business representatives and entrepreneurs from the fashion, waste management and chemical industries shared their thoughts on how to bring about such a circular economy, with a focus on market demand, technological performance, resource availability and policy frameworks. 

This workshop looked in particular at natural textile fibres (wool, silk and cotton). In the next phase, a second value chain workshop in Lyon on 22-23 March 2018 will address the recycling of  synthetic (polyamide and polyester) fibres.

eu funding

RESYNTEX received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 641942.