News: End-of-use phase scores badly in fashion value chain
The recently published 'Pulse of the Fashion Industry' report says that fashion brands score their worst - less than 1 out of 10 - at their end-of-use phase.
Wednesday, 28th June 2017
The poor performance of the end-of-use phase shows that most fashion brands don't yet realise that there are opportunities to be had in this phase of the value chain. Not only is a 'circular economy' fashion model sustainable in terms of resources, it also makes sense financially: raising the current garment collection rate to 60% by 2030 could save the sector more than €4 billion.
The report, by Global Fashion Agenda and the Boston Consulting Group, says it's time the fashion value chain integrated 'circularity' into the design phase, so that discarded products can be used as raw materials for new garments. The authors also want regulators to motivate change, and all fashion brands and retailers to "commit to a circular fashion system".
To read the full report, follow the link below.
Textiles sector urged to adopt circular economy principles
H&M Foundation Global Change Award winner calls for remanufacturing of textile process waste - a significant economic opportunity for textile mills that will also improve supply chain transparency/traceability and create new, circular business models.