Texonomy aims to eliminate all types of wastefulness (Energy, Chemicals, Water, Air, Solid, land, human capital) in the textile sector of Pakistan through the application of innovations in policy, science and technology.
The key goal for TEXONOMY is to enable:
The sustainable social and economic improvement of the lives of people in the Textiles industry, its supply chain and its impacted communities
The sustainable and innovative reuse of textile waste products into commercially viable products.
Our Texonomy Vision and Benefits.
We promote the reuse of Pakistan’s textile resources and champion the sustainable use of natural resources.
We provide a clear pathway for the economic well-being of all of Pakistan’s textile stakeholders.
We tackle the imminent challenges of climate change in Pakistan through innovation, collaboration, and science.
We see securing the long-term health and safety of the people who produce and use textiles as sacrosanct.
What makes an Economy Circular?
“A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.” For example see: ww.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org
Who are Key Stakeholders in a Texonomy?
Farmers, textile industry, policymakers, general public living next to textile industrial hubs (e.g. Faisalabad, Karachi etc.), researchers, campaigners
Potential impacts of a Texonomy:
Economic Impacts: Generation of new business models that promote reuse of textile solid, water, and energy wastes.
Environmental Impacts: Lowers pressure on arable land, fresh water, and landfill area.
Social & Ethical Impacts: Benefits women and vulnerable groups who have limited income resources.
Tacking the Trade offs and Challenges facing a Texonomy
New business models often require higher costs and additional capabilities.
Anticipating slower growth in the textile industry.
Managing impacts on job numbers and employment security for a huge young population of Pakistan.
Addressing the lack of incentives to design for extended use life and Recyclability.
Limited access to circular design know-how.
Sustainability is not the consumer's most important purchasing decision driver.