AN INITIATIVE OF
Flanders DC provides information about Belgian fashion, offers business advice to fashion designers and labels while also promoting them abroad, and invests heavily in sustainability, new technologies and other subjects that help prepare fashion entrepreneurs for the future.
Circular Flanders empowers circular futures. Being the Flemish transition network for sustainable materials management, Circular Flanders stimulates individuals, companies, consumers, public sector organizations, knowledge institutions and civil society to help advance an economic and societal system in which materials are managed sustainably.
Close The Loop was developed in the context of Fashion Flows, with the support of OVAM, CSR Flanders and MAD.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
THE FASHION FLOWS TEAM
EXTERNAL PROOFREADERS AND EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS
AS Fabric Consulting, Fashion Positive / Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Hogeschool Gent, VF International, Royal Academy of Fine Arts,Centexbel, The Post-Couture Collective, Creamoda, ILKECOP, Kristel Peters, D’Andt, Awearness Fashion, Fair Fashion Fest Gent, Komosie, Valvan Baling Systems, H&M België/Luxemburg, Retail Detail, AS Adventure
FREQUENTLY USED SOURCES
Sandy BLACK, Thames & Hudson (2012), The Sustainable Fashion Handbook, 352pp.
Lynsey DUBBELD, Mooi Media (2012), Mode voor morgen, 200pp.
Kate FLETCHER, Routledge (2014), Sustainable Fashion and Textiles, Design Journeys, 2nd edition, 266pp.
Kirsi NIINIMAKI (ed.) Aalto University, Helsinki (2013), Sustainable Fashion: New Approaches, 201pp.
TED’s TEN design principles (Earley & Politowicz 2010)
Official supporter of ECAP (European Clothing Action Plan)