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Close The Loop - A guide towards a circular fashion industry

Close the Loop


Simon Gryspeert Contact details

Flanders DC and Circular Flanders have developed a tool to guide fashion entrepreneurs through the basics of a more sustainable way of working. With this online platform they want to encourage the industry to steer clear of a linear system (take-make-waste) and to embrace a more circular approach instead (with a focus on durability and avoiding waste).

Recommendations for Circular Economy Implementation: Engaging Youth in the Transition

Start/End date: 
24 Jun 2022

Between September 2021 and March 2022, the Circular Economy - Sustainable Competences for Youth project team conducted an online survey, reaching more than 200 young people aged 18-30 across Europe. These findings fed into data used to prepare recommendations advocating better inclusion and opportunities for young people regarding the transition towards a circular economy.

Transition time! A circular economy for plastics

Transition time! A circular economy for plastics

In its publication "Transition time! A circular economy for plastics", the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition sheds light on the challenges of plastic, shares innovative cases and makes specific recommendations on how to incentivise action.

Green Fund

Green Fund

Greece's Green Fund aims to enhance development by protecting the environment. It achieves this goal by managing and providing financial and technical support for programmes, measures, interventions and actions geared towards safeguarding and restoring the environment, with a view to supporting the country's environmental policy and serving the public and social interest.

Circulab toolbox: apply regenerative economy principles


Available in seven languages, the Circulab toolbox has been tested and improved by hundreds of customers in many industrial sectors around the world since 2014.

These powerful tools make it possible to explore a context, map a business model with all its impacts, identify key stakeholders, and start generating circular and regenerative ideas under a systemic approach.

Cross-KIC Circular Economy System Maps

EIT Community

The Cross-KIC circular economy system maps developed by the EIT Circular Economy Community consolidate two databases:

  1. The circular economy-related initiatives of recent years initiated, funded or supported by the six KICs involved in this community, and
  2. The initiatives related to circular economy in the portfolios of selected European stakeholders.

Circular Economy Plafond

Intesa San Paolo
Start/End date: 
09 Sep 2018 to 31 Dec 2021

Type of funding:

In September 2018, Intesa Sanpaolo launched a Circular Economy Plafond to finance innovative and transformative projects and companies that adopt Circular Economy principles.

Design Research Tools: How to become a more sustainable and circular designer

United Kingdom


Recipient profiles:

Professor Rebecca Earley introduces a series of short films about the design tools produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, and how to use them to become a more sustainable and circular designer. The series aims to help designers access and use the research resources to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures.

A new web-portal to help cities become circular: the Circular City Funding Guide

Funding Guide

A new web-portal to help cities become circular: the Circular City Funding Guide was launched on 31 January 2020. The guide provides information and support on funding and financing of the circular economy in an urban context. It has two main target groups: fund-seekers and funders of circular projects in cities.