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Refugees stitching hope: Dutch circular fashion revolution spreads to UK

Amsterdam pioneers circularity with a United Repair Centre, staffed by resilient refugees, revitalizing discarded clothes. This social enterprise, bolstered by brands like Patagonia and Lululemon, transforms waste into wearable art. Amidst harmony and Arab melodies, diverse talents, including Syrian tailors and Palestinian artisans, craft a sustainable future.

Their success, repairing 25,000 garments yearly, fuels expansion. A UK-based haven is on the horizon, marrying Leeds’ textile heritage with societal upliftment. This trailblazing initiative, transcending borders and Brexit hurdles, radiates optimism, fostering employment and unity while stitching a greener global fabric.

Source video: Ellen MacArthur Foundation on YouTube

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