Inditex will start an at-home pick up service in China for recycling garments in September. The recycling program is a part of Inditex’s closing the loop, reuse and recycling initiative started in 2016.
Inditex is a Spanish fashion retailer. So far Inditex has collected over 25,000 tons of garments from 21 markets. The recycled textiles along with the sustainable raw materials were used in manufacturing more than 73.6 million garments for Zara and Massimo Dutti’s Join Life and Oysho’s We are the change collections in 2017.
Moreover, the company plans further development on this project and has coordinated with MIT’s international science and technology initiatives for enhancing the process of recycling of used textiles and creation of new fibers using clean technology. Another step decided by the company is deployment of RFID technology in all its group brands by 2020. The company has already installed these systems in Zara and is now working on Massimo Dutti and Uterque.
The fashion retailer has already invested in technology and logistic upgrades and RFID technology deployment in the last five years. It further plans on integrated stock management in all of its 48 markets including Zara online stores by the end of 2018.