COLLECTIVE EFFORT is an impact-driven organization. As a team, we have a shared and future-proof vision on fashion and retail, we re-invent the way fashion should be made, sold, worn and reused. Collaboration at scale, circularity, transparency, and a shared value system are at the core of our business. The importance and value of responsible entrepreneurship were established at the time the organization was founded.
COLLECTIVE EFFORT is based on an ESG-policy (Environmental, social and governance), it is in our DNA. Our goals are aligned with the circular economy policy goals of the Ellen MacArthur foundation, the UN Sustainable development goals (SDG’s) and the policies set by the Dutch government and the Dutch textile branche organizations.
Sustainability has taken center stage in the fashion and textiles industry in recent years, as the impact of the industry on the environment becomes more and more evident. With the fashion industry contributing to global water pollution, a growing scarcity of raw materials, and up to 10% of all emissions worldwide, the need to radically shift perspectives and commitment on value and commit to a circular economy is growing.
The fashion industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world. Clothing consumption has grown 60% over the past fifteen years and it was suggested that recycling or reusing textile products could reduce new wastes from virgin materials. It is obvious that today’s linear economy cannot accomplish sustainable manufacturing processes; therefore, the Circular Economy is a need for especially textile industry.