Kigali, Rwanda

Increasing the circularity of fashion

What circular approaches can contribute to reducing the footprint of the textile and garment industry?

The global textile and garment sector accounts for a significant proportion of global carbon emissions and requires considerable amounts of resources. Circular business models and design can reduce the negative impacts of textile production and consumption by retaining the value of textiles, extending their life cycles and increasing the use of recycled materials.

This hybrid session will look into the required technical, social and business innovation, supported by policy, education and changes in production and consumption practices, and is intended for policy makers, business leaders, practitioners and the interested public.

Programme page and registration: Reducing the footprint of the textile and garment industry | SwitchToCircular.eu

Organisers: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), MedWaves, SWITCH to Green Facility, Chatham House and Circle Economy