This month, our COO Anthony Burns welcomed guests from Glasgow City Council, and Sustainable Organisations across the greater Glasgow area to the ACS facility. The event included; a tour of our state-of-the-art circular fashion hub and biodiversity area, discussions on circular fashion economy and networking opportunities.

As a company ACS are fully committed to sustainability. We’ve put plans in place to reach net zero emissions by 2025 by working on projects that minimise our environmental impact. As a certified carbon neutral organisation, we invited like-minded organisations to share concepts, offer advice and discuss the importance of shifting towards a circular fashion.

What is a Circular Fashion Economy?

‘Circular’ is a relatively new term which is now synonymous with modern fashion, widely embraced across multiple sustainability concepts. Circular Fashion Economies remove waste and pollution from traditional linear models reusing and recycling materials for as long as possible. ACS are advocates of this new circular economy model which the fashion industry needs to adopt, as the world cannot sustain the current rate of waste. Organisations like ACS can create positive change within a traditionally polluting industry. Therefore, we prioritise continuous improvement, increase operational efficiency and work on reducing our carbon emissions on an ongoing basis. ACS do this onsite from their state-of-the-art circular fashion hub.

Increasing Biodiversity

Integrating biodiversity conservation is another way ACS has committed to reducing our environmental impact. This biodiversity area contributes towards rewilding the local area and improving the livelihood of our local community. This area is complete with our own hive of bees to revitalise the natural environment surrounding ACS. Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem and symbolise collective consciousness, creativity, teamwork, and communication.  Our Biodiversity area not only helps us to capture carbon, but it has significantly boosted staff morale.  The ACS team have enjoyed the beekeeper experience and learning about the role they play in our ecosystem.