Mended is a circular platform that connects brands and individuals with local craftspeople to make repairing and altering clothes as easy as buying new ones. Innovation in the circular textile industry mainly focuses on design and production, leaving a gap in the use phase. Mended aims to bridge that gap and build an ecosystem for clothing to circulate at the highest value.
De Steek is a sewing cafe, workshop space and sustainable fabric store. Its mission is to ensure that clothes- and textile-making and repairing techniques are accessible to everyone. De Steek also wants to make choosing sustainable fashion options easier by providing only sustainable or upcycled fabrics and raising awareness about the impact of fast fashion.
Byewaste provides a door-to-door service for reusing and recycling household items – from textiles to toys and electronics. Every object collected gets a second life through the company's network of sustainable partners. Ensuring that pre-loved items find a new user stops them from being incinerated or taken to a landfill. Byewaste prevents 38 kg of CO2 per pick-up from entering the atmosphere.
MARTAN is a circular fashion brand that turns waste textiles from the luxury hotel industry into colourful and surprising outfits. The brand operates at the intersection of ready-to-wear, art and sustainability. MARTAN produces all of its collection from upcycled fabrics and within Europe
By Rockland designs, produces and supplies fully customized sustainable workwear for corporate employees in collaboration with well-known and up-and-coming Dutch designers. The company uses materials such as GOTS-certified cotton while considering wear resistance and washability criteria. Rockland's production occurs in Europe’s slow fashion studios.
Hollands Wol Collectief
Hollands Wol Collectief buys Dutch sheep's wool, sorts it for the correct application, and works with producers to process it before selling it to partners who turn it into beautiful products. The company also researches wool's unique properties and environmental impact to build a circular supply chain and raise awareness of Dutch wool – a unique, local and sustainable biobased material.
Race Against Waste
Race Against Waste aims to inspire everyone to participate in the transition to a circular economy in textiles, e-waste and energy. The platform is active in the Netherlands, Germany and France and focuses on three pillars: education, inspiration and activation. Its projects entail straightforward sustainable solutions implemented with schools, residents, partners, municipalities and other relevant stakeholders .
MUMSTER is a conscious campaign agency for fashion pioneers. The agency spotlights innovative brands and helps them maximize their impact and accelerate positive change in the fashion industry. With a dedicated and skilled creative team from various backgrounds, MUMSTER creates, produces and launches campaigns that connect fashion pioneers with policymakers and consumers.
Atalyé is a fashion brand focused on made-to-measure fashion. It uses pioneering technology, including a 3D body scanner and automated pattern-making system, to locally craft contemporary yet classic garments that perfectly fit each customer. Thanks to its on-demand approach, Atalyé only produces what it sells, thus avoiding overproduction and deadstock garments.
Atelier MADE HERE
Atelier MADE HERE Atelier MADE HERE creates high-quality fashion in The Netherlands while reducing the industry's ecological footprint and enhancing the appreciation of craftsmanship. The atelier produces timeless designs for her long-term partners. This is done using the made-to-order model, only producing what is actually bought and not contributing to the mountain of unsold stock waste. And by producing high-quality upcycled fashion using garments and textile that have been discarded.