Bank & Vogue Holdings Ltd. (BVH) is a group of companies with the purpose of finding “Innovative and Relevant Solutions to the Crisis of Stuff.” With over twenty years of experience in the re-use space, we are a global leader in the circular economy of textiles, the largest trader of second-hand goods in North America and operate one of the biggest commercial remanufacturing facilities in the world.
On the retail side, we established Europe’s largest and best-known vintage retail chain, Beyond Retro in 2002, where we hand-pick used items from around the world. Our private Beyond Retro label is crafted from reclaimed materials, aligning our passion for original design with a mounting concern for declining global resources.
Our production facility in India produces over 200,000 units per year and employs over 120 people. We have the capability and expertise to sort post-consumer textiles by category (e.g. fabric type, print, style and trend), as well as an in-house team of designers and trend forecasters based in our London office. Further, we offer a collaborative design process or can work on spec.
Lyfcycle is driven by a desire to reduce textile waste and increase transparency and circularity in garment manufacturing. All Lyfcycle garments have traceable QR labels that work with our mobile app to enable consumer engagement and drive transparency. Working in tandem with our B2B traceability platform, we enable you to keep track of your textile waste, manage it responsibly and measure your impact. We’re fighting the tides of pre-consumer textile waste by collecting, recycling and re-using it in new garments. Our sustainable sourcing team are on hand to help you realise the full potential of your recycled offcuts by turning your waste into new clothes.
Transparency to the forefront
Founded in 2019, the family-owned business seeks to make sustainable fashion the norm, bringing sustainability & transparency to the forefront of the fashion industry. In collaboration with our partner brands, we also share our sustainable journey with you via the Lyfcycle mobile app.
Oncemore® is finally bringing textile recycling available in XL.
Millions of tonnes of textile waste are created every year, but almost none is recycled. Global demand for a sustainable textile industry is high, but no realistic or long-term solutions have been discovered. Until now. OnceMore® by Södra is the world’s first process for industrial-scale recycling of textile waste, and it’s the forest who makes that possible.
Södra is a large forest industry group and we create products and services for a global market and contribute to the growth of the Swedish economy. We have control over the entire value chain, from seed to customer, and promotes sustainable development in all stages. We also focus strategically on innovation, with the aim of developing new and sustainable climate-smart products based on renewable raw materials from the forest.
Osomtex® is a female-led, material technology company offering the industry scalable circular solutions to textile waste. We specialise in the manufacturing of custom high quality post-consumer and post-industrial waste yarns that require no water, no chemicals or dyes in the process of regeneration. As a GRS certified company, Osomtex® is committed to offer sustainable materials to all brans looking to proactively protect the environment. For the past decade Osomtex® has re-purposed millions of pounds of textile waste destined to landfills making us the preferred go to solution on the market. “The textile waste crisis shows no signs of stopping, we are here to help”, says Patricia Ermecheo, founder and CEO.
Nike x Osomtex®
Most recently their collaboration with Nike on the creation and development of the Space Hippie collection and VaporMax Tokyo Olympics uniforms, speaks volumes when it comes to pushing sustainability to the forefront of materials and product design. Since 2016 Osomtex® has worked with high fashion brands, including Stella McCartney, and collaborated on innovations alongside Fortune 500 companies across many industries – including automotive, consumer electronics, and home goods applications.
Reverse Resources is redefining waste as a resource. As experts on global textile waste streams, we connect textile waste with the best possible recycling solution. We break down market barriers, reduce costs, and increase the quality and availability of recycled materials for the textile industry.
Our trading and tracing platform for textile waste is currently being scaled in Bangladesh as part of the Circular Fashion Partnership; which seeks to demonstrate a win-win business case throughout the fashion value cycle that can be utilised to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry.
The Circular Fashion Partnership
The Circular Fashion Partnership is a cross-sectorial project led by GFA alongside Reverse Resources, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association textile and garment manufacturers recyclers and major fashion brands operating in Bangladesh. The mission of the Partnership is to support the development of the recycling industry in Bangladesh to capture and direct post-production fashion waste back into the production of new fashion products. In addition, the partnership aims to find solutions for the COVID-19 related pile up of excess stock.
TEXAID is a Swiss based, international textile recycling company founded 1978 as a charity-private-partnership. As European market leader dedicated to sustainability, TEXAID is an experienced global solution provider in professional collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling of textiles and footwear.
With more than 40 years of experience, TEXAID processes more than 250M items (90.000 tons) annually. TEXAID’s operational presence spans Europe, the US and Asia, with more than 1,200 employees contributing daily to saving millions of textiles from landfill or incineration.
TEXAID’s Unit Retail Solutions is designed to address the textile industry’s growing needs for sustainable end-of-use solutions and provides custom-made concepts to producers, distributors, brands and retailers in the textile industry to keep pre- and post-consumer textiles and footwear in the circle.
Our end-of-life solutions concepts cover online and offline “take-back systems,” sorting of pre- and post- consumer textiles, online and offline reselling channels and scaled/ high value recycling. Moreover, we provide services like brand protection (delabeling, etc.) and branded or white label re-commerce platforms. Through our vast expertise we create and deliver individual concepts and optimized solutions.