The CAPIL project engaged stakeholders (government, businesses, academia and civil society) to understand the priority areas for transformation in the Indian apparel and textile sector, and explore public policy (industrial, labour, etc) interventions that can accelerate uptake of circular economy principles and practices in the sector especially manufacturers, suppliers and business support organisations.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • India

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Education, Industrial Sector

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date

End date


• To promote sustainable consumption and production in the Indian apparel and textile value chain
• To understand current state of circularity and sustainability in the Indian apparel and textile sector and identify priority areas for action
• To identify existing solutions (‘good practices’ dossier) and assess scalability/replicability
• To identify and propagate policy intervention ideas to increase adoption of circular solutions (technological and management/processes)
• To engage relevant stakeholders to seek inputs on the above


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • Circular Apparel Policy Innovation Lab (CAPIL)

Impact and Results

• Greater awareness in the sector on circular economy
• Conversations initiated in the state governments for including circular economy in state regulations/industrial policies
• Compendium of circular solutions and best practices (case studies)