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Building Circularity in the Textiles Value Chain

Initiatives

Circularity in the Textiles Value Chain Initiatives

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This document provides a short overview of recent and upcoming projects, publications, campaigns, and communication...

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This policy programme sets out the policy for circular textile for the next years. It is important for this policy and the...

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The mass production of textiles in the 18th century was the dominant industry of the first industrial revolution, and the...

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Major companies, brands, associations and water stewardship organizations publish Open Letter during World Water Week 2020...

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Growing inequality, the climate breakdown and diminishing resources are challenging our planet and society. These challenges...

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Each year millions of tonnes of clothes are produced, worn, and thrown away. Every second, the equivalent of a rubbish truck...

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This report focuses on the financial risks arising from the extensive use and misuse of water in the wet processing stage of...

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The Indian fashion and textile industry contends with challenges that mirror those in the global landscape. The importance of...

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COVID-19 and Green Jobs By the end of April 2020, 2.3 billion workers were living in countries with mandatory or recommended...

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Increasingly, consumers are realizing that it is possible to shop affordably and sustainably for exclusive, high-quality, and...

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The viability of the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries is unravelling, as workers are told to stay at home...

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In the face of climate change, resource depletion and shifting consumer expectations, fashion brands are increasingly coming...

NEWS

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UNEP is seeking an Implementing Partner to support its impact assessment work on sustainable economic pathways for sustainable and circular textiles, which is implemented in the context of the EU-funded InTex project.

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Inspiration from the Nordic Region

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The analysis, which explores the economics of circular models at a garment level, is the first of its kind in the industry. They have undertaken a detailed analysis of three circular business models; Rental, Subscription-Rental and Recommerce, across...

Webinars, podcasts and events

 

  • Webinar recording: How global biodiversity data can help the fashion industry restore nature, run by IBAT
  • Documentary film: Textile Mountain, released by the Irish Environmental Network
  • Materials from UNECE's Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue: Accelerating action for Sustainable and Circular Value Chains in Garment & Footwear
  • Materials from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s seminar, Dialogue for a sustainable textile value chain focusing on environment and chemicals, 7 October 2020
  • UNEP/GGKP, Report launch - Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain, 20 October 2020
  • UNEP/CEFAST, Accelerating action for Sustainable & Circular Value Chains in Garment & Footwear, 23&24 November, Geneva and online
  • World Circular Economy Forum 13-15 September 2021, Toronto, Canada
  • Podcast series from the Sustainable Fashion Academy, Big closets small planet
  • WRAP, Can we really do this? Achieving a 1.5 degree carbon trajectory in the UK textiles sector, 10 November 3pm-4pm GMT
  • ILO International Training Center (ITCILO), webinar, 'Promising practices in advancing equality and non-discrimination in the garment sector', 18 November, 2:30pm Bangkok Time
  • Global Fashion Agenda, Circular Fashion Event, 30 November, 3-5 p.m. CET
  • Textile Exchange, Round Tables Summit, 7-18 December
  • FashMash Pioneers, Talk on Fashion's Biodiversity Strategy with Dr Helen Crowley, recording available here
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Fashion shows, watch the full recording of the five shows here
  • Univision interview, Biodiversity and Textile Industry, in Spanish, 11 February 2021
  • WRAP, Textiles 2030 virtual launch event, 26 April 2021, 1:30 p.m. GMT
  • CFP, Circular Fashion Partnership Event; 16th June 2021, for more info contact cfp@globalfashionagenda.com
  • Fashionomics Online Masterclass, for African entrepreneurs and industry experts, 30 April 2021, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., sign up here
  • The Role of Media in Branding African Fashion, Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series, 31 May 2021 12:00 p.m. - 2 P.M.GMT, register here
  • UN Environment Management Group, in parterneship with the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECE, UNESCO, UNFCCC, and ILO, Sustainable Recovery through Sustainable Fashion: A Focus on the Environmental Dimensions, 7 September 2021, more information here
  • UNEP, Accelerating sustainability in the textile value chain, inspiring action and behaviour change, 15 September 2021, more information here