• To reduce the environmental impact of the textile industry
  • To provide a forum for all stakeholders, directly or indirectly involved in the textile industry, to overcome technical, logistical and communication barriers
  • Develop and continually evolve standards of best practice for extended producer responsibility
  • Support initiatives in research and development that minimize environmental impact while maximizing the value of the products throughout their entire lifecycle


The mission of the CTRE is to facilitate industry led and market driven solutions for the diversion of pre-consumer and post-consumer textiles from landfills and incinerators. These solutions include both reuse strategies (charitable and resale) along with the advancement of secondary markets for recycled content.


To recognize that post-consumer and post-production textile “waste” is a valuable resource. To extend the lifecycle of these resources, by diverting them from landfills, and turning them into new and innovative products.