Circular Textiles: Match making between The Netherlands and Australia

Are you looking for reliable partners to increase your impact on circularity in the Australian textiles sector? Are you interested in international best practices, expertise on scaling up circular initiatives, or are you looking for a circular business partner? Consider the Netherlands and sign up for the matchmaking programme organised by MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands) and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sydney. Specific sub sectors that we are targeting for international collaboration are Circular Procurement, Recycling Techniques and Design for Circularity.

The Government of the Netherlands desires to maintain its frontrunner position in the circular economy space and is actively engaged in accelerating adoption of circularity in the textiles sector. By 2025, the Dutch government is pushing the share of recycled material in textile products to be a minimum of 25%. To make a global impact, the textile industry in every country needs to become more circular, which is why the Netherlands is actively looking for partnerships with stakeholders in other countries. In this programme we help you find Dutch partners who are looking for international collaboration in the field of circular textiles. The programme is open to stakeholders from the Australian public sector, Australian businesses as well as knowledge institutions.  

Matchmaking will be done prior to a digital event in September 2021, when we will bring all Dutch and Australian parties together for a plenary session, followed by interactive engagement between stakeholders. We will further support potential partnerships by exploring collaboration options and opportunities for all parties involved.  

Why you should join

  • To broaden your knowledge about circulair textiles by meeting entrepreneurs, universities, public sector stakeholders and design institutions from the Netherlands
  • To have speeddates with preselected, relevant parties on the basis of needs and ambitions
  • To expand you network with organisations from the Netherlands and Australia that have same ambitions on circulair procurement, recycling and circular design.

For who?

The programme is open to all companies, the public sector as well as knowledge institutions in fashion and textiles in the Netherlands and Australia that have the ambition to increase circularity in textiles. There is a preference for partners in the earlier mentioned streams of Circular Procurement, Recycling Techniques and Design for Circularity.

Practical information

Sign up below to join this matchmaking initiative free of charge. After registration, we will contact you to further explore your offering and wishes and to set up a matching profile. The matchmaking takes place during an online event in September 2021, from AEST 17.00 – 19.30 hours.

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Why the Netherlands?

Australia has long-lasting business relations with the Netherlands. For several years in a row now, Austrade has marked the Netherlands as the fourth-largest foreign direct investor in Australia with FDI inflows of A$ 54.8 billion (2019). The Netherlands is Australia’s 3rd largest export partner within the EU, with A$2.6 billion in goods and services (2019). Moreover, Australian and Dutch business partners often comment on the ease of doing business in one another’s countries, and the similarities between Australians and Dutchies. We are both down to earth, solution-oriented and innovative. Perfect traits to take on global challenges together!