Increasing the circularity of fashion: What circular approaches can contribute to reducing the footprint of the textile and garment industry?
The global textile and garment sector accounts for a significant proportion of global carbon emissions and requires considerable amounts of resources. Circular business models and design can reduce the negative impacts of textile production and consumption by retaining the value of textiles, extending their life cycles, and increasing the usage of recycled materials. This hybrid accelerator session will look into the required technical, social, and business innovation, supported by policy, education and changes in production and consumption practices, and is intended for policy makers, business leaders, practitioners, and the interested public.
Date and time: Thursday, 8 December at 12:15-13:30 CAT (11:15-12:30 CET)
Location: Marriot Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda and online (hybrid event)
- REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION
If you wish to attend this accelerator session in-person, in Kigali, Rwanda, please register by submitting the following form.
Due to limited capacity, applications are on a first-come-first-serve basis, and registration is open until 1 December 12:00 PM CET.
- REGISTER FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION
If you wish to attend this accelerator session online, please register by submitting the following form, no later than 6 December 12:00 PM CET.
Intervention by European Commission
Mr Gaetan Ducrou, International relations officer, DG ENV
Presentation on a study on circular strategies for the textile industry
Ms. Hatty COOPER, Director of Governments and Institutions, Circle Economy
andMs. Esther GOODWIN BROWN, Circular Jobs Initiative Lead, Circle Economy
Presentation on the green entrepreneurs’ perspective: Circular business opportunities in the southern Mediterranean – how can businesses lead the way to sustainable fashion?
Ms. Ferda ULUTAS ISEVI, Sustainability and Circular Economy Senior Consultant, Business Council for Sustainable Development Türkiye
Presentation on the brands’ perspective: Nudie Jeans
Ms. Eliina BRINKBERG, Environmental Manager, Nudie Jeans
Panel discussion and Q&A
All participants, moderated by Alexander CHARALAMBOUS, Team Leader, SWITCH 2 Green Facility