I:CO starts partnership with WALDB
To measure the effects of sustainable concepts on the environment, I:CO cooperates with the Swiss initiative WALDB (World Apparel & Footwear Life Cycle Assessment Database). With the help of its partners, WALDB collects data about the value chain of clothing and footwear in the fashion industry to make the product life cycle of a garment clearly visible. It is the goal to optimize the ecological footprint within the value chain on the basis of these data sets. With this analysis, conclusions can be drawn about the effect on the environment. The data contains all sectors, from the materials used to the supply chain. For I:CO, this partnership is another step towards improving sustainability in the fashion industry.
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I:CO joins the “Make Fashion Circular” initiative
Founded at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2017, „Make Fashion Circular“ brings together decision-makers from the fashion industry. I:CO is proud to participate in this 3-year initiative. The goal is based on three key principles: clothes that are made to be made again, from safe and renewable materials, and business models that mean they are used for longer.
For more information, please visit: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/programmes/systemic-initiatives/make-fashion-circular
The Circulars 2017
I:CO took second place at “The Circulars 2017” in the “Circular Economy SME” category. “The Circulars”, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the leading awards programme in the circular economy field. It was set up to recognise individuals and organisations around the world in retail and civil society who have made notable contributions to promoting the circular economy, both in the private and commercial sector, and in society as a whole.
Cradle to Cradle Systems Innovator Award 2014
As a pioneer in the sector of recycling of materials, I:CO received the Cradle to Cradle Systems Innovator Award in 2014. This prize is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to honour trailblazing companies making a circular economy possible. The I:CO take-back system was acknowledged as being “the most innovative infrastructure for closing the global loop of clothing and shoes”.
In 2014, I:CO was voted among the 100 international companies, projects and solutions which play a pioneering role in the sector of sustainable innovations by the organization Sustainia. In the sector of textile and shoe recycling, the I:CO take-back system was presented as a pioneer at the ceremony in Oslo. The Danish organization Sustainia consists of companies, foundations and committed citizens who pursue the goal to create a more sustainable world together.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
I:CO is a proud member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). It consists of an industry-wide group of over 200 leading apparel, footwear and home textile brands, retailers, suppliers, affiliates, nonprofits/NGOs and academic institutions working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world. The centerpiece of the SAC is The Higg Index – a suite of assessment tools which help deliver a holistic overview of the sustainability performance of a product or company.