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Circularity Report 2022

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Apparel’s ongoing conversation surrounding sustainability in recent years has further shifted to end-of-life garments and preventing textiles from being discarded into landfills. This shift toward circularity is for good reason—data from the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as many as 17 million tons of U.S. textile waste enter landfills every year.

As the conversation gets louder, action must follow. But for any action to have a true impact on circularity, apparel professionals will have to gain a holistic, 360-degree view of the systems in place, whether it be within the design phase, at the choice of input, when weaning away from virgin materials, or closing the loop. From there, brands should prepare for a real mindset change.

Sourcing Journal’s Circularity Report is designed to provide readers with knowledge on developing this holistic mindset and instilling new processes, while also showcasing how leading brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Ikea and Diesel and industry bodies like the Global Fashion Agenda continue their aggressive push for industrywide circularity.

Download the report to discover:

  • Where fashion educators must pivot to teach students on the circular economy
  • What’s behind Tommy Hilfiger’s 2030 “fully circular” ambitions
  • How a European consortium is developing a solution to convert plastic-containing textile waste into products with high added value
  • A deeper dive into the more circular-friendly materials running footwear brands Saucony and On are using within their shoes
  • Why The RealReal is pleading with U.S. lawmakers to clamp down on fast fashion
  • The difficulties of implementing successful take-back programs, and how brands like Patagonia, Eileen Fisher and Madewell are pushing through

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