Sharing the same goals, the four excellence and
competitive clusters, Cd2e (eco-business and eco-transition), T2M (Textile
Fashion & Materials), TEAM² and UP-tex have chosen to join forces and
combine their know-how and skills in a joint action plan in the Textiles
Recycling Valley in order to develop innovation and stimulate economic action
in the field of recycled textiles. The main purpose of this Textiles Recycling
Valley is to create profitable businesses and sustainable jobs in the textiles
recycling business. It has the support of the French government, the Conseil
Régional Nord-Pas de Calais and Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine.
On account of the urgency to structure the textiles recycling sector and to develop the materials from which they will be sourced, but also to develop the collection of used textiles (consumption of textiles is estimated at 600,000 tons per year of clothing, household linen, shoes and workwear compared to the 150,000 tons presently collected), our venture is assisted and supported by a national organization: Eco TLC, the textiles eco-organization.