Industrial symbiosis holds immense potential for transforming the textile sector into a model of sustainability and resilience. By reimagining waste as a valuable resource, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, and embracing circular business models, textile manufacturers can pave the way towards a more sustainable future. Industrial symbiosis encourages the adoption of circular business models within the textile sector. Rather than following a linear ‘take-make-dispose’ approach, companies can embrace circularity by designing products for longevity, reusability, and recyclability. Through collective action and innovation, SYMBA can harness the power of industrial symbiosis to create a thriving and environmentally responsible textile industry.

The benefits of industrial symbiosis extend beyond environmental sustainability to encompass economic and social aspects as well. By optimizing resource utilization and reducing production costs, companies can enhance their competitiveness in the market. Additionally, fostering local networks of collaboration can create employment opportunities and support the growth of regional economies.