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Glasgow business leading the way for a circular economy in fashion

May 5, 2021

It has been a busy month for our Glasgow Chamber member ACS Clothing who has not only become one of the first 40+ founding signatories for Textiles 2030, but has also joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Network as an emerging innovator. Textiles 2030 Textiles 2030 is the UK’s most ambitious voluntary agreement, designed to limit the impact…

Glasgow becomes first UK city to sign Circular Cities Declaration

April 22, 2021

Glasgow has become the first city in the UK to sign the Circular Cities Declaration after receiving support from the council’s City Administration Committee. The declaration, developed by ICLEI Europe and with support from organisations such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, recognises the city of Glasgow as one of the leading European cities working in…

8 websites to help build your circular economy knowledge

April 20, 2021

More and more organisations are beginning to explore and understand the importance of a circular economy and its role in mitigating the climate crisis and reducing the global temperature whilst also providing financial and competitive business benefits. For those interested in why the circular economy plays such a significant role in reaching climate change targets…

New partnership aims to help shift UK towards fashion rental

April 16, 2021

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce member ACS has partnered with CaaStle, Inc., the technology and logistics platform upon which leading U.S. apparel brands launch and manage subscription-rental businesses.   CaaStle will leverage ACS’s world class reverse logistics and distribution center to offer UK retailers a turnkey subscription rental solution complete with white-label front-end technology, IT integration,…

Tailored support to make your business more circular

March 18, 2021

The last year has seen huge uncertainty across the business community.  But despite all the unknowns, the Circular Glasgow team have also witnessed incredible resilience and creativity from its local business community.  Whether it be COVID-19, BREXIT or the challenges of adopting new disruptive technologies, our circular ambassadors and network members have constantly reminded us…

Exploring the role of finance within a circular economy: Part 2

March 3, 2021

As well as building start-up ecosystems which we discussed in Part 1 of this blog, another area which Bankers without Boundaries focusses on to accelerate the circular economy is creating cases of specific circular economy principles, technologies or business models within projects. Pilot projects: The link between construction and finance in creating a circular economy…

Exploring the role of finance within a circular economy: Part 1

February 25, 2021

Written by: Ryan Stodart, Bankers without Boundaries Globally, the transition towards net-zero must be accelerated if we are to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis and environmental degradation. If drastic action is not taken, the cascading effects of the varied challenges we face will result in irreversible socio-environmental harms. To respond, we must…

Put your business on the map

February 25, 2021

Do you want your business to be featured on the latest directory for circular suppliers? Zero Waste Scotland are launching a new tool for circular businesses. It will be an interactive map to help businesses source products and services that are sustainable and circular. The directory will be featured on their website, as well as…

ACS Clothing sign new contract with Moss Bros

February 19, 2021

ACS Clothing are thrilled to have signed a new long-term contract with Moss Bros. This contract certifies that ACS will carry out the entire cleaning and fulfilment operations for Moss Bros Hire. This is by far the largest menswear rental contract in the UK. Moss Bros Moss Bros has a long and rich heritage with over…