On average, Australians purchase 27kg of new textiles each year and then discard 23kg into landfill—leading to 501,000 tonnes of textiles being dumped into landfill annually. Synthetic fibres (which make up to 60% of most commercially produced garments) are non-biodegradable and sit in landfill for hundreds of years, adding to the greenhouse gases that are driving the climate to change.
This current linear system of ‘take, make and dispose’ encourages over consumption and is putting a huge strain on our planet. At this accelerated pace, Australians are on track to produce enough textiles waste to cover the whole surface of the country by 2030. It’s time to make a serious change and Kuwaii is committed to doing our bit.
Program Objective: To be 100% responsible and accountable for the clothing products we produce, for their entire life cycle; from conception, production, wear and then end of life.
Goal: To ensure no Kuwaii textile products (including wastage from the production process nor the garment itself) ever hits landfill.
We have a two-pronged approach to this program: