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The circular economy playbook

The circular economy playbook, episode 20: Giving new life to textile waste with Nish Parekh

In this episode, Ali and Rachel interview guest Nish Parkekh, co-founder of KAPDAA – The Offcut Company. KAPDAA creates unique, sustainable products from the beautiful offcuts and excess materials generated by fashion and interior designers, textile weavers and mills.


Ali and Nish discuss how KAPDAA navigates the technical challenges of fibre-to-fibre processing, why the brand is diversifying into other parts of the supply chain to collect post-consumer waste, and why it's crucial that we develop the infrastructure and technology required to deal with our end-of-life textile processing here in the UK.


Resources mentioned throughout the episode:

Case study: KAPDAA – The Offcut Company: Giving new life to textile waste

Report: Citizen Insights: Clothing Longevity and Circular Business Models Receptivity in the UK

NUW: Swap platform for pre-loved clothing

GOOD: Circular, pre-loved fashion clothing 

Love Not Landfill: ReLondon campaign to encourage fast fashion fans to buy second-hand, swap, recycle and give to charity

Love Not Landfill: Pre-loved charity fashion pop-up shop, with collections from Cancer Research, FARA, Shelter and HURR Collective, from 29th June - 2nd July 2023, Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, London N1 0PS

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