CASCADE

CASCADE

PURPOSE

To generate zero textile waste. CASACADE is a reverse logistics system designed to avoid, minimize, reintegrate, and manage textile waste in such a way that it does not reach landfills.

 

METHODOLOGY

  • Firstly, the fabric is centralized to control the stock and supply to workshops. Additionally, a transport logistic collects the residual material from the different workshops and takes them to a Scraps Bank where it is classified by color to facilitate its reuse.
  • The outsourced workshops are constantly audited to verify the processes and adjust them to minimize the textile waste generated in the cut and confection.
  • The creative design area has the challenge to use the scraps in new collections, and along with the pattern’s area, rethink new zero-waste designs.
  • Annually, BAOBAB FOUNDATION launches the CASCADE CHALLENGE to promote the use of textile scraps in different areas of design.
  • Finally, the scraps that couldn’t be reused by the steps above, are recycled by Fibretex or incineration with Tecnideal. Avoiding their disposition in landfills.

 

 COMMITMENTS

  • Design one zero-waste pattern in each collection.
  • Design one piece from textile waste in each collection.
  • Collect the residual material from the different workshops and take them to a Scraps Bank open for everyone to reuse without cost.
  • Launch an annual CASCADE CHALLENGE to promote the use of textile scraps in different areas of design.
  • Avoid at all costs the disposition of our textile waste in landfills.
  • Share the amount of textile waste generated and its management in the annual sustainability report.