The textiles and clothing industry is ripe for disruption. New research illustrates the high throughput of textiles in our economy: people keeping their clothes half as long as they used to, with production doubling over the last 15 years. Textiles recycling and reuse is scaling up and so are efforts to reduce the environmental impact of textiles in design, manufacture and sale. What innovations and new solutions are industry embracing to eliminate waste across the value chain? What is the role of governments and the consumer in shifting the dial on textiles?
Myriam Laroche, President & Founder, Eco Fashion Week
Stacy Flynn, Co-Founder and CEO, Evrnu
Nicole Bassett, Co-Founder, The Renewal Workshop
Leigh Mapledoram, Program Area Manager, Sustainable Textiles, WRAP UK
Bob Kenney, Recycling Development Officer, Nova Scotia Government
Ashley Gill, Senior Manager of Industry Integrity, Textile Exchange