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SXSW 2019

Circular Economy Roadmap: Apparel and Beyond

Building on the Circularity Roadmap for Apparel Brands (http://www.fwdimpact.com/circularity-roadmap/) this panel will explore circular economy opportunities in the fashion and textile industries. Highlighting brand initiatives along with industry commitments and pre-competitive research, we’ll demonstrate how this sector is shifting from a linear “take-make-waste” model with negative impacts to one that leads the development of a circular economy. The panel will include brand sustainability leaders, social enterprise innovators, and multi-stakeholder coalitions who enable the industry shift to a circular system, and will be relevant to fashion industry professionals, and all businesses and social enterprises interested in learning more about the circular economy.

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  1. Brand participation in pre-competitive research and industry-wide initiatives enable the systems shift necessary for a circular economy transition
  2. Business model innovation complements technological development for circular and ethical fashion brands
  3. Go beyond the circularity buzzwords to understand the opportunities and connect with consumers seeking more sustainable options

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Cory Skuldt, Sustainability Consultant, FWD Impact

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Level: Intermediate
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