Trainings that enable brands to reach their 2020 commitments

In the past few years, the textiles industry has begun to embrace the topic of the Circular Economy, and are putting targets in place to drive development. The launch of the Global Fashion Agenda in 2017, saw 12.5% of the industry sign up to one or more of the four action points set forward by the industry mandated agenda. However, according to reports to date, little headway has been made in the reaching of these targets. The recent embrace of circular economy by the apparel industry has seen hundreds of apparel brands and textiles businesses worldwide are striving to adopt the circular economy but many lack the know-how to assess their current state and to measure progress, have limited knowledge and understanding of best practices and circular strategies and struggle to establish the right partnerships in order to move from intent to action. In short, while the ‘why’ or the circular economy is understood, the ‘how’ is left largely unanswered.

In order to meet this industry need and close the gap, Circle Economy’s Textiles Programme is excited to launch a suite of educational trainings entitled On Course: Circular Fashion‘. The workshops, which may be taken individually or as a suite, focus on educating and empowering teams across work streams to apply circular strategies in a practical and relevant way.

The suite consists of 5 separate modules, based on 5 themes:

  1. Introduction to Circularity
  2. Source & Design
  3. Business Model Innovation
  4. The End of Life Supply Chain
  5. Branding & Communication

Each module is a full day session combining theory and practice using the guiding framework of the 7 Key Elements and can be tailored to the specific needs of your brand.

Why should brands participate?

  • Baseline company knowledge on the topic and pull your teams into the global movement
  • Understand the impact of clothing and the decisions made at the design table as well as the available alternatives in order to design for circularity
  • Think beyond recycling and take-back and delve into new, future-proof ways to produce, sell and activate the supply chain in a circular way
  • Understand the complex supply chain at the end of life of textiles and how best to leverage it in order to close the loop
  • Understand how to actively educate, engage and empower consumers, the suppliers in a circular value chain, on their journey to circularity. In the long run, improving the brand-consumer relationship

To take part in a workshop or request more information, please contact us.

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