One of FARM Rio's main pillars - circularity - is part of our commitment to create and produce responsible, sustainable, and ethical fashion. Our vision of circularity is intertwined with the following aspects: circular product design and processes, regeneration of nature, and use of natural resources. 

We have been enhancing our processes and partnerships to ensure circularity since 2016. Our partners in this challenge in Brazil are Rede Asta, Oficina Muda, Re-roupa, and Enjoei

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to be a zero-landfill waste company by 2030 and to implement and put in place our Circular Economy programs by 2025, increasing the number of parts that have their life cycle lengthened by 20%.

RESULTS OF THE PARTNERSHIPS

In 2021, we invested more than BRL 40,000 in waste management projects to implement selective collection and training with employees; in out innovation hub- Fashion Hub; through donations and projects such as Enjoei and Upcycling with Oficina Muda.

Oficina Muda

WHAT IT IS: Multi-brand upcycling fashion company. 

BEGINNING OF THE PARTNERSHIP: 2016 

RESULTS OF 2021: 13.4 tons in 2021, which generated about $165,300 last year, benefiting more than 140 craftswomen. 

re-FARM + re-ROUPA

WHAT IT IS: project that develops special collections from scrap clothing and trimmings. 

BEGINNING OF THE PARTNERSHIP: 2017 

RESULTS OF 2021: the re-FARM project accounted for the renewal of 130,000 articles of clothing, an economy of over 7 million liters of water, a decrease of 210 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, and savings of more than 133,000 kwh of energy. 

Rede ASTA

WHAT IT IS: a social business that transforms leftover fabric into raw material for artisans. 

BEGINNING OF THE PARTNERSHIP: 2018 

RESULTS OF 2021: 10 tons of fabric scraps were donated, benefiting more than 100 nano entrepreneurs from the Asta network. 

Enjoei

WHAT IT IS: a partnership with a platform for second-hand goods, which encourages the use of products that are passed on, in a way to promote reverse logistics in the Brazilian fashion market. 

BEGINNING OF THE PARTNERSHIP: 2018 

RESULTS OF 2021: 1,770 pieces of clothing collected, of which more than 50% were sold within 60 days.