In theory, theory and practice are the same.
In practice, they are not.
(Albert Einstein)

Next Use Cases At The Start

We have set the bar high by establishing a common supply chain and Cradle to Cradle® certification for our members. The intensive research of the last two years shows that Cradle to Cradle Certified® materials and applications are currently limited in the apparel market. Nevertheless, through intensive research, our team has succeeded in providing a selection of materials and finishings for further use cases in the fields of fashion, accessories, and home textiles.

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For example, six cooperative members are working flat out to develop new Cradle to Cradle Certified products, which are to® be launched in 2023:

Yannik Zamboni, winner of the US fashion reality show “Making the Cut” edition 2022 for his label “maison blanche

Elisabeth Meier and her team for her accessory label “Stuned

Emanuela Zambon for the Fair Trade Shop “Changemaker

Käthi Bänteli and her teammates from Balsiger Textil for the label “Lavie

Tristan Winkler for his active wear label “Penguin

Yvonne Vermeulen for “the Blue suit

The first Cradle to Cradle Certified® denim collection 

The first Cradle to Cradle Certified® clothing collection was on the market just one year after the collaboration platform for textile labels was launched. The Circular Clothing cooperative has succeeded, in close cooperation with European suppliers, in gaining access to circular materials and equipment and using this for the Black Denim Collection by the ethical fashion label “the Blue suit”.

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The challenging journey to Cradle to Cradle® certification

What changes do you need to make to an item of clothing to meet the stringent requirements of Cradle to Cradle®? This was the central question with which Yvonne Vermeulen, a co-founder with responsibility for design and production at “the Blue suit”, has been grappling. After intensive research and changes to the product design and supply chain, the first significant milestone has been reached with the Black Denim Collection, which is Cradle to Cradle Certified®.

The black denim was developed by a renowned manufacturer in Italy. Since no toxic chemicals are used in the production process, this denim is safe for biological cycles and Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold. Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold certified material by the Swiss company OceanSafe was used for the lining of the jacket. Special innovative design elements and production processes, such as the printed lining, also meet the stringent Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold requirements.

“We have audited all the materials and the entire supply chain, including the production steps, and integrated this into the Cradle to Cradle® certification as part of a complex certification process. It is not only the first fashion use case that will profit from this Cradle to Cradle® certification; rather, future use cases of the Circular Clothing cooperative will also benefit,” notes Albin Kälin from EPEA Switzerland.



We know how you can close the textile cycle.


We’ll show you what circular design is all about.


We know the requirements for Cradle to Cradle® certification.


In our material library you will find materials for the biological cycle.


The Cradle to Cradle® model also allows cool coloring and prints.


There are more and more accessories according to the Cradle to Cradle® standard.

By developing and producing the first Cradle to Cradle® collection, CIRCULAR CLOTHING gains valuable insights and practical experience that is relevant to other textile labels which also believe in a zero-waste industry. The Cradle to Cradle® supply chain used for the collection is accessible to the members of the cooperative.

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Curated and certified fabrics, accessories and colouring options will be made available in a form of a toolbox, with sample materials, a guideline, workshops and lectures. The USE CASE also pilots the shared Cradle to Cradle Certified® certification, which will be offered through CIRCULAR CLOTHING.

Will you be the next label with a Cradle to Cradle Certified® collection?

Join our cooperative and contribute to the paradigm shift in the textile industry.

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