Over­com­ing bar­ri­ers to sys­temic circularity

Forum For The Future

Under pres­sure to tack­le their huge eco­log­i­cal and social foot­print, the tex­tile and appar­el indus­tries are reg­u­lar­ly seek­ing and intro­duc­ing var­i­ous cir­cu­lar inno­va­tions to reduce resources, waste, and over­all impact on the envi­ron­ment. How­ev­er, what is not clear is whether these inno­va­tions are actu­al­ly con­tribut­ing towards a much-need­ed deep tran­si­tion towards a just and regen­er­a­tive cir­cu­lar economy. 

Forum for the Future aims to inves­ti­gates the bar­ri­ers that pre­vent cir­cu­lar inno­va­tions in the tex­tile and appar­el sec­tor from achiev­ing their full trans­for­ma­tive poten­tial and iden­ti­fy what actions can be tak­en to over­come them. The project will iden­ti­fy the points where sys­temic bar­ri­ers present crit­i­cal bar­ri­ers to the cre­ation, main­stream­ing and scal­ing of cir­cu­lar inno­va­tions with­in the appar­el and tex­tile sec­tor, as well as iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties to pro­to­type dif­fer­ent rela­tion­al dynam­ics between brands, retail­ers and man­u­fac­tur­ers that sup­port an urgent tran­si­tion towards a cir­cu­lar appar­el and tex­tile economy.

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