Textile Reuse Programme

Why Join the Textile Reuse Programme

Ensure your long-term sustainability and profitability while enabling the transition to a low-carbon future for our industry and Aotearoa.

The Programme is for any business or organisation that produces, supplies or uses clothing or textiles who wants to make a difference.

Members benefit also include:


  • Opportunity to participate in co-designing the future of the industry
  • Access to industry workshops and events
  • A unified industry voice to Government and citizens
  • Discounted tickets to Textile Reuse Programme industry summits
  • Monthly Member newsletter
  • Textile Reuse certificate & logo (for comms & media)
  • Opportunity to showcase your brand through our social media
  • Access to solutions for used clothing and textiles (as scaled)
  • Access to Usedfully environmental reporting platform (as scaled)
  • Discounted material scanning and validation service
  • Discounted Sustainable Consultancy Service

Textile Reuse Programme

The Climate Crisis is too big to be solved by one brand or one organisation alone, so in 2016 the UsedFULLY – Textile Reuse Programme was formed.

Launched by Minister Eugenie Sage, this industry leadership group aligns the clothing and textile industry in Aotearoa in a joint vision and commitment to a circular system. Enabling the transition to a low-carbon future by co-creating systemic solutions, fostering a more sustainable and resilient industry.

Solution Building

Research and development of new solutions for used clothing enables the capture of much greater value from clothing resources.

Reducing Waste

Looping used textile resources back into production creates more economic value without environmental degradation.

Saving Resources

By reusing discarded clothing we can reduce the need to draw on new resources. Assisting us to stay within the bio-physical limits of the earth.

Impact Reporting

Putting environmental data at the heart of business provides transparency for optimal resource management, ensuring long-term sustainability and profitability.

What We Have Achieved So Far

Together with our members we have rolled up our sleeves designed a circular system for clothing and textiles in Aotearoa and then proven each component of that system. 

Now We Are Scaling Up & Rolling Out

Developing the infrastructure in Aotearoa to reprocess these resources. Enabling the looping of used textiles resources back into commercial production, rebuilding manufacturing and capability onshore. Working with all parts of the value chain, as well as stakeholders and government to create jobs and opportunities while reducing carbon emissions and waste. 

Partners, Members & Sponsors

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Membership in the Textile Reuse Programme helps organisations meet the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect in order to leave no one behind.

9. Innovation and Infrastructure

technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency.

11. Sustainable Cities and communities

reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

12. Responsible Consumption

sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

13. Climate Action

affordable, scalable solutions to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. Focus on renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts.

17. Partnerships for the Goals

enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries.

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