Circular fashion: Is it in style?
by China Water Risk 17 August, 2017
The fashion industry is facing greater scrutiny over its environmental impacts than ever before. However, among this scrutiny, the industry and related actors are also mounting actions to change their ways and move towards a clean & circular business model. Given the above and the world’s growing focus on the environment and climate change we thought it was a good time to check on the status of fashion’s ‘pro-environment & circular’ redesign. Meanwhile, Jeffries from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines what a circular economy is. Good news here is that there are brands and organisations already doing and driving circular actions. FINCH Designs is one such. As its co-founder Kaye shares, this China brand uses recycled PET to create sustainable swimwear. Also, hear from Dean, Founder of Redress, on their decade of work and victories driving the circular model. What about manufacturers in this transition? Dr Anthony Ma of HKPC sat down with us to share key findings from the HSBC Water Programme for Industrial Water Management. Meanwhile, we share five key findings from our report, “Insights From China’s Textile Manufacturers”. – which will be launched at our event at World Water Week on the 30th of August, come join! All in all it seems that circular fashion is not in style yet, but that it is definitely on its way in. We are excited to see what the circular apparel economy era brings.
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