FASHION’S IN-OUT LOGIC GENERATES AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TEXTILE WASTE. LUCKY FOR (ALL OF) US, THERE ARE INDUSTRY REBELS LIKE OUR PARTNERS VALERIUS 360 THAT ARE RESHAPING GARMENT PRODUCTION FROM LINEAR IN-OUT MODELS TO A PROCESS WHERE NOTHING IS LOST AND EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED.
Established in Porto in 2017, Valérius 360 was one of the first difference-makers in the industry to develop and implement circular fashion on an industrial scale, recycling up to 6 tons of pre- and post-consumer textile waste every day. Their vision for fashion: full 360° circularity.
By partnering up with various fashion brands who supply cutting scraps, used garments and unsold clothes, aka “deadstock”, Valérius 360 is driving change from within the industry – not just reducing waste but shifting the fashion mindset by creating garments that are more conscious by design.
ARMEDANGELS first teamed up with Valérius 360 in 2019 for our first Circular Tee, consisting of 50% recycled and 50% organic cotton. Our latest Brand Capsule uses the same signature blend and 6-step recycling process.
The recycling process
BY RECYCLING USED TEXTILES WE’RE RE-INTEGRATING THEM INTO A CIRCULAR SYSTEM THAT BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO PRECIOUS FIBERS. OVER AND OVER AGAIN. LESS WASTE. LESS ENERGY. LESS LAND USE. MORE FUTURE.
A TRIBUTE TO DIFFERENCE-MAKERS
During our visit to the 360 factory in Porto we were able to hear first hand from Valérius 360 employees about their daily tasks and personal drive for working in recycling and making a difference. Here’s what they had to say.
"WE NEED TO MANAGE OUR OWN WASTAGE, NOT IMPORTED WASTAGE FROM OTHER CONTINENTS."
Project and production manager
“we can reuse, make new fabrics and new clothing.”
“The clothes that we use can always be transformed. It’s a resource, never trash.”
OUR BRAND CAPSULE HONORS THE MANY DIFFERENCE-MAKERS OUT THERE LIKE THE INSPIRING PEOPLE AT VALERIUS 360°. IT’S A COLLECTION OF BOLD BASICS MADE FROM MATERIALS THAT HARM LEAST FOR THE BRAVE PEOPLE THAT DO THE MOST.
Photography by Ramon Haindl