WHAT IS A CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM?
Traditional business models based on a linear (‘take-make-use-waste’) system assume the ongoing availability of unlimited and cheap natural resources. This is increasingly risky – with non-renewable resources like fossil fuels, minerals and metals increasingly under pressure, while potentially renewable resources (e.g. water, forests and fisheries) are declining in their extent and regenerative capacity.
Closed-loop systems keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value – reducing the need for extracting and processing new resources and, in the process, cutting the related impacts on the environment. Well-designed and managed closed-loop systems can help businesses capture untapped value – where collaboration across the value chain, and the wider ecosystem, is a critical success factor
CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM
For Days is the original closed loop clothing brand.
By simply living in and swapping out your For Days gear, you are eliminating clothing waste. Our closed loop system means that 100% of your old products are recycled and remade into new materials.
Did you know that America throws 21 Billion pounds of clothing into landfill annually and that 85% of donations end up in landfill?
You are changing that. And we thank you.
HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN?
100% of our products are recyclable. We plan and design for the end of a product’s life at the beginning to make sure what is returned to us can go into future products.
Our recycling process is waterless and chemical free.
All of our packaging is reusable, recycled and recyclable
100% of our transportation is carbon neutral
HOW WE RECYCLE
Recover is our recycling partner – They are a mill based in Spain and North Carolina and have been working on recycling for 70 years. The process entails chopping up old clothing, turning it into a pulp, and then spinning new yarn. This process produces almost zero green house gas and requires no water. For Days then takes that yarn and turns it into new proprietary fabrics and products.
BUT THAT’S NOT ENOUGH
For Days is an active participant in moving the fashion industry towards circularity through both continuous improvement internally and collaborative participation in the larger global agenda.
We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s work on the Circular Economy and the Connect Fashion Initiative.
OUR LONGER TERM AGENDA INCLUDES
100% of transportation emissions offset
No single use plastics
Participation in Los Angeles’s renewable energy program
Commitment to the UN’s Women Empowerment Principals
Certified carbon neutral company
Commitment to the UN Global Compact
100% of For Days products produced with recycled materials
Full supply chain committed to zero waste manufacturing principles