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. For more information, please visit: www.quantis-intl.com
I:CO proud to be an official supporter of ECAP
I:CO is proud to support ECAP, the European Clothing Action Plan. The exciting project will bring environmental and economic benefit to the clothing sector across Europe. It focuses on the clothing supply chain in order to build a circular approach to fashion across Europe, reducing the carbon, waste and water footprint of clothing by March 2019. http://www.ecap.eu.com/
SOEX and I:CO launch world’s first recycling system for all footwear types
Following a 5-year development phase, SOEX, a global leader in the field of used textiles marketing and recycling, and I:CO present the world’s first shoe recycling plant able to process all types of footwear. This pioneering system serves to reduce waste and to close production cycles helping to enable a circular economy for the industry. It is, moreover, the first ever system able to mechanically disassemble all shoe types into their components, and to then derive from them usable secondary raw materials such as rubber, leather or foam. The innovative system provides a much needed truly sustainable solution for all unwearable shoes! www.footwear-recycling.com
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.
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.
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”.