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Opportunities for Circular Economy in the Fashion and Textiles Sector

Opportunities for Circular Economy in the Fashion and Textiles Sector

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Midlothian

18th March, 2021 09:30-11:00 Event
Thanks to fast fashion’s linear model of take, make and waste, the fashion and textiles industry has earned itself a place among the most polluting industries worldwide. Growing concerns have paved the way for an alternative, sustainable ways of organizing textile production. Circular Economy in the textile industry offers real opportunities including transforming the way clothes are designed, sold, and the development and promotion of short and long-term clothing rentals. The durability of clothing and other textiles need to become a more attractive value, encouraged by manufacturers and nurtured by consumers. 

Join us on this interactive webinar to find out the opportunities for circular economy in this sector and to hear from experts including James Cameron, Director from 10t , a company who produce accessories from old tents and Maija Nygren, Director at Almaborealis Ltd who produces modular knitwear for children, and who have focused their textiles companies on the circular economy.

We will be also joined by Lynn Wilson who will highlight the principles of circular economy and their importance in the textile sector. Lynn is a circular economy design consultant working internationally in the field of material supply chains for a circular economy. In addition Lynn is an award-winning academic lecturer and researcher at the University of Glasgow specialising in business ethics, consumer behaviour and the circular economy. Originally, trained in fashion and textiles from 2013-2017, Lynn was the Sector Manager for the manufacturing sector in the pioneering Circular Economy team at Zero Waste Scotland specialising in the textile sector.

This video webinar will be delivered via Zoom. Once registered you’ll be sent joining instructions along with a delegate list for networking purposes.

This webinar is open to both members and non-members. If you are a non-member, and are interested in joining the webinar please email lauren.ridgley@edinburghchamber.co.uk.


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