"Reuse diverted textiles, ensure their circularity and reduce the environmental footprint
Whether lost materials or by-products, you can find here fabrics generated across the textile supply chain ready for their next life. AMBIO-N uncovers where in the world there is textile waste and finds reusable fabrics closer to you.
What you find in this section:
fabrics categorized as by-products
By-products*: useful products resulted from the production process that can be used as an input elsewhere with no further processing
fabrics categorized as lost material
Lost materials*: fabrics losses due to preventable - such as reduced through improved production efficiencies - or non-preventable causes - such as rejects caused by human error
*Definitions:Sustainable Clothing Action Plan, WRAP
all sourced from suppliers who fulfil the Ambio-N sustainability criteria**
**Discover AMBIO-N sustainability criteria here
Doing more and better with less
We take the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Sustainable consumption and production to heart. When you reuse any fabric from AMBIO-N, you help reduce waste generation by 2030 and contribute directly to achieving SDG target 12.5.
By reusing diverted textiles, we work together to:
transform would-be-waste into a resource
reduce the carbon and water footprint of your fashion product as you replace virgin fabric with a reusable fabric
reduce the waste footprint of your fashion product as you purchase a second use fabric in small quantity, only the quantity you really need
Calculate the carbon, water and waste footprint reduction of every purchase
Are you a textile supplier committed to zero waste policy? Are you a designer or a garment producer committed to sourcing material with an improved environmental footprint?
We understand that you want to tell the sustainability story with ease. So we have designed a per order impact reduction calculator."