CISUTAC will find a solution to the current bottlenecks in the transition to circular and sustainable textiles and clothing. 

To guarantee a representative view on the challenges of the textile sector, we focus on

  • polyester, cotton, and cellulosic fibres (ca. 90% of all textile materials) 
  • garments, active goods (e.g. sportswear), and workwear. 

The holistic approach of CISUTAC covers the technical, sector-related and socio-economic levels for which we will provide systemic innovations and pilots.

The innovation and pilots will demonstrate their feasibility and value for:

  1. Repair and disassembly
  2. Sorting for reuse and recycling
  3. Circular garments through fibre-to-fibre recycling and design for circularity 

To create these pilots, we will develop semi-automated workstations, analyse infrastructure and material flows, digitally enhance sorting operations and set up interventions with consumers

The results of the piloting phase will be taken up by the sector, by the wider stakeholder group as well by the consumers.

The CISUTAC consortium includes (worldwide) leading brands and companies, CSOs, RTOs and EU associations, covering the EU as well as the entire novel circular value chain. 

CISUTAC will result in 

  • a CO2 reduction of ca. 975 kton per year
  • new business activities and markets with a shared value of ca. € 250mio 
  • and create some 1300 FTE jobs, also in the social economy.