Showing commitment to responsible business practices, CIEL Textile has taken another step forward as its three companies in India, namely, Aquarelle, Tropic, and Laguna, have entered into a partnership with Reverse Resources (RR).
CIEL Textile’s factories join the RR platform regrouping over 600 stakeholders across the textile value chain, actively contributing to the circular economy through the exchange of data and streamlining of the textile waste supply chain.
Reverse Resources’ digital platform connects various stakeholders in the chain, including manufacturers, fashion brands, waste handlers, sorters, and recyclers. Through a comprehensive mapping of textile waste flows, these stakeholders can track waste materials from their initial use to their transformation into new resources, enabling them to make more informed decisions.
“This partnership perfectly aligns with our sustainability strategy,” shares Eric Dorchies, CEO of CIEL Textile. “At CIEL Textile, our target is to divert 90% of our waste towards recycling by 2025 and 100% by 2030. In this context, we have successfully initiated a waste classification process, and this partnership seamlessly integrates with our objective,” he says. “By transparently tracking our materials, we can identify opportunities to improve efficiency throughout a product’s lifecycle, ultimately reducing its environmental impact. We firmly believe that traceability and transparency are essential in ensuring the credibility and compliance of any responsible textile manufacturer.” he continues.
Nin Castle, Co-Founder, Lead of Recycling and Chief Project Officer at Reverse Resources, added, “It is fantastic to see how forward-thinking manufacturing groups like CIEL Textile are, understanding that their textile waste is actually a resource and taking active steps to support the emerging textile-to-textile recycling industry whilst offering unique circular production processes to their customers.”
Source: Apparel Resources