// Burberry introduces new fabric recycling scheme to donate leftover fabrics to fashion students
// The scheme called ReBurberry Fabric programme is in partnership with the British Fashion Council
// The BFC will oversee the logistics of the fabric donations
Burberry has launched a fabric recycling scheme in an effort to donate leftover fabrics to fashion students most in need across the UK.
The pilot scheme, which is called ReBurberry Fabric programme, is in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) and is part of Burberry’s commitment to supporting creative communities.
The BFC, through its Institute of Positive Fashion and Colleges Council, will oversee the logistics of the fabric donations, with shipments going to students throughout the UK.
Burberry will be working with the BFC to create a process whereby logistics for donations will be centralised, facilitating access to materials.
The British luxury retailer said it hopes the initiative will be rolled out across the fashion industry.
“Providing resources for these communities in a sustainable way will enable them to bring their creativity to life, and continue through their programmes with the tools they need,” Burberry vice president of corporate responsibility Pam Batty said.
“We look forward to seeing how donations can positively impact these academic institutions and students, and hope this is the beginning of a wider industry initiative to support these communities, now and in the future.”
BFC chief executive Caroline Rush said: “One of the BFC‘s priorities is to encourage the industry to move towards a circular fashion economy while supporting excellence in fashion design.
“Creative talent is at the heart of the industry and we are proud of our world leading colleges – being able to provide these students with such opportunities is a privilege.”