Empowering citizen-consumers in a fashion-textiles Circular Economy
16 June 2021 | 4pm 5.30pm
One of the key aspects of a circular economy is to keep products in use for as long as possible. We invite all sections of society to participate in discussing and mapping the strategies used by design brands, retailers, charities, waste management initiatives, councils, community groups and researchers that aim to keep apparel in use.
The UKRI Interdisciplinary Textile Circularity Centre & partners are collaborating with the Circular Economy Club to frontstage initiatives, approaches, strategies and creative technologies that can empower consumers in the transition to sustainable and circular cultures of consumption. In this event, people from academia and industry will offer a view of promising approaches and technologies that are being put in place to address this challenge. This will be followed by a mapping activity of initiatives in London that support consumers to keep apparel in use for longer.