Choice of right partners and collaborative networks

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choice of right partners and collaborative networks play a crucial role in bringing together complementary expertise of the actors in several areas. The FIBERSORT project, in this regard, involves strategic partners such as Valvan for sorting machineries, Metrohm for NIR scanning, and Wieland Textiles for secondhand textile processing. Similar initiatives can be seen in recovering value from end of a product life cycle through chemical recycling, e.g., UK-based Worn Again is developing a chemical textile to textile recycling technology and have partnered with retail brands such as H&M and Kering (Worn Again 2016 ); Finnish initiative called Relooping Fashion is in the process of closed-loop ecosystem based upon a cel- lulose dissolution technology to create new clothing out of recycled cellulose and involves various strategic partners along the value chain representing crucial operations such as collection, sorting and recycling, retailing, and distribution (ReLooping Fashion 2016 ). Pure Waste, a Finnish brand, and partner in the Relooping Fashion initiative, is involved in this process in developing clothes out of industrial wastes (cutting wastes and leftover of the manufacturing process), which is then sorted by color, re fi bred and fi nally spun into yarn (Pure waste 2016 ). Another innovative network-based initiative, the Dutch aWEARness, is taken by 116 R. Pal
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various strategic partners such as ecofabric producers, workwear resellers, tracking, and tracing partners to deliver circular workwear to various resellers. Dutch aWEARness works as a circular supply chain content manager by maintaining a database with information about materials, includes a life cycle analysis, a pur- chasing and inventory management tool and a track and trace system, and in turn receives a service charge (Dutch Awearness 2016 ). Compared to recent recycling cellulose projects and initiatives, synthetic fi bers have been recycled for a considerable longer time. Returnity is a 100 % recyclable polyester fabric licensed by Dutch aWEARness, used for making workwear and interior-furnishing. By adopting a cradle-to-cradle (C2C) design guideline, the product is said to reduce CO 2 impact by 73 %, waste management by 100 %, and water use by 95 % compared with cotton (Perella 2015 ). Similar products, e.g., Econyl, have been developed by Interface, world s largest modular carpet manu- facturer, by reclaiming discarded fi shing nets, by entering into a collaborative supply chain partnership with Net-Works enables local residents to collect dis- carded nets and sell them back into a global supply chain for issuing a second life (Net-works 2016 ). In addition, various design strategies address the aspect of planned obsolescence by slowing down the rate of depletion of resources and by optimizing the product life span. Packard ( 1963 ) categorized these design strategies for addressing obsolescence of technology, quality, and desire. While design for reuse/upgrading/easy maintenance/easy replacement aims at tackling technology obsolescence in a mul- titude of ways, e.g., designing in module for easy detachment and reattachment,
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