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Putting theory into practice

Close The Loop trajectories and sessions

Close The Loop is an online platform that guides fashion entrepreneurs towards a circular approach. But we also put the theory into practice with the Close The Loop trajectories, in which consultants and experts join forces with fashion companies who want to put sustainability at the top of their agenda. Together, we map the current situation, set goals and priorities, and chart a personal trajectory for each company.

In addition, we offer Close The Loop sessions: a program consisting of five online workshops to help you take the first steps towards a more sustainable way of working. During these group sessions, we take a look at the bigger picture (studying business models, among other things), we ask critical questions and encourage knowledge sharing. The result? An exchange of inspiration and experiences, as well as a personal plan that allows every participant to take action.


 

Participants

In 2017-2018, Café Costume, e5 mode and caroline biss signed up for a Close The Loop trajectory. For the 2018-2019 period, it was up to Bonneterie De Groote (Eskimo a.o.), Flanders Fashion Design International (Furore), CKS, JBC, The Woody Group (Woody), Labels by Andres (Xandres), Marylise & Rembo Styling Fashion Group and Novavo (Atelier Noterman). In the spring of 2021, Ellen Kegels, Helder Antwerp, HNST, Komrads, la fille d’O, Lies Mertens and Yuma Labs took on the challenge.
For our 2021 Close The Loop sessions, we could count on Bel&Bo, Bellerose, Blue Stores (LolaLiza), Clio Goldbrenner, Duror Fashion Group (Terre Bleue, Zilton, Gigue), Fashion Ink (Sofie D’Hoore), Filou Company (Filou & Friends), KOMONO, Maison Adeline / CN Fashion (Wright), Max & Lola (Max & Lola, Les Vraies Filles), Natan (Natan, Natan Couture), The CAN company (Wellipets), Van de Velde (Marie Jo, PrimaDonna, Andres Sarda) and Wouters & Hendrix.

Ready to become a member?

Interested in exchanging sustainability tips with fashion entrepreneurs who are also taking the green road and who share your interests? For members of our extensive and inspiring Close The Loop network, knowledge sharing becomes so much easier (and all the more fun)! The fact that you can better show your sustainability efforts to the world via your own profile page is obviously a nice bonus, no matter the stage you’re at.

There are two ways to become a member:
 
1. Sign up for a Close The Loop trajectory or for the sessions
To follow in the footsteps of caroline biss and many others, you should keep an eye on the Flanders DC channels. That way, you’ll be the first to know about any calls for participants in our Close The Loop trajectories or sessions.
 
2. Fill out the Close The Loop Planner and get in touch
However, participating in a Close The Loop trajectory is not the only road to membership. Do you take sustainability seriously in your fashion business? Then you can fill out the Close The Loop Planner to tackle your sustainability efforts phase by phase – from resources to end of life – and receive a personalised action plan. Get in touch with us via the contact form. Your application will be reviewed by a team of experts from Flanders DC and Circular Flanders, who will also reach out to you via telephone or email to get a better grasp of your current efforts and finetune your goals. After a positive report from the committee, we create a profile for your company on our website, listing the phases and circular strategies you focus on.

 

 

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