Show initiative

Here you will learn what the project was initiated for and why it is so important to strengthen the circular textile economy with its local resources.


What we want to achieve

LOVED CLOTHES LAST*. We believe in a future where our clothes are loved again, live as long as possible and preserve a piece of history - where they are 'passed on' from generation to generation, recycled or even upgraded. We facilitate optimised textile cycles that protect our environment, that encourage a new and sustainable understanding of values, and that give us joy - in the often unexpected ways we can reuse our clothes.

Extending the use and life of our clothing is the best way to reduce the environmental impact of textiles. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible and encourage them to help shape our textile future.

Together we can create a cycle by donating our clothes properly, repairing them and making new from old. In this way, used or unused garments gain new value again and again and can continue their journey - A-GAIN & A-GAIN

*Book title by Orsola De Castro and claim of the Fashion Revolution campaign


The path to our goal

In 2020, Circular Berlin and LoopLook were honored by the Berlin Senate Environment Department for their shared concept to build a circular textile tool, which laid the foundation for the digital platform called A-GAIN GUIDE.

The A-GAIN GUIDE promotes the use and reuse of local resources, strengthens local networks and infrastructures and gives reuse actors the visibility they deserve. Through our value-based community, we can provide education in favour of a holistic consumption consciousness guided by the principle of Sharing & Caring.


What the platform can do

The platform paves the way for you to repair, reuse, upcycle and recycle clothes in Berlin, thereby revealing the potential of your used clothes.

On the MAP, you will find all the textile recycling stakeholders in Berlin registered on the A-GAIN GUIDE, as well as their contact details. With the filter function you can narrow down your search and find relevant results faster.

Unsure of what to do with your clothes? The GUIDE will help identify the right solution for you and your garment.

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Who we are

Arianna Nicoletti
Textile Lead – Circular Berlin

Stefanie Barz
Co-Founder – LoopLook

Alessandra-Isabel Hager
Co-Founder – LoopLook

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