The clothing service that grows with you and your little one.
Today, only 15% of all clothing is recycled or donated. At Circos, we believe children’s and maternity clothing can change that. Globally, we produce 13 million tons of textile waste each year. 95% of which could be reused or recycled.
While fast-fashion clothing brands and irresponsible consumer purchases are responsible for most textile waste, children’s clothing creates a significant amount of waste as well.
On average, parents use 280 pieces of child’s clothing in the first 2 years after their child is born. Whether it’s gifts from family and friends, or your own inability to resist cute baby clothes, that’s a lot of baby clothes. When shopping for children, we hardly think of the more significant impact; but since most children’s clothes are only worn for a maximum of 2 or 3 months, the effects of children’s clothing in landfills are astounding.
The fashion industry alone is the world’s second most polluting one. In total, the fashion industry contributes 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to long supply chains and energy-intensive production. Is the damage by overconsumption worth jeopardising our children’s future?
Founded in 2019 by Erick Bouwer and headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Circos was born out of the passion for a more sustainable alternative to purchasing children and maternity clothing. We felt the phases of pregnancy and fast-growing children call for a solution that ensures high-quality products are used to the fullest potential before becoming waste.
Therefore, we decided to partner with major brands such as Adidas, Patagonia, and offer our own brand, Vigga, to deliver clothing options that won’t negatively impact your baby’s style or wallet. These brands share the same vision we do, and with a Circos subscription, you can enjoy the clothes at up to 80% lower carbon footprint than when you buy them and at a fraction of the store price.
Why not save some money and the planet by renting only what you need, when you need it? One Circos member monthly saves 6 kilograms of CO2, 242 litres of water, and 0,3 kilograms of cotton. That means that utilising Circos for one year alone could save 72 kilograms of CO2, 2,904 litres of water, and 3.6 kilograms of cotton.
Circos is right at the heart of the sharing economy and circular fashion movement. We are a go-to for purpose-driven brands because we’re in it for the lifetime of their product. We provide feedback to our brand partners so they can get better, too. Like us, they’re in this for the life of the product, not just the one-off sale. Win-win-win.
Meet Erick Bouwer, founder & Chief Executive Office of Circos.
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