Under pressure to reinvent fashion's ‘take-make-dispose’ business model, brands and retailers must get their supply chain partners involved. How can manufacturers accelerate the shift towards a circular economy?
To close the fashion loop, collectors of unwanted clothing and other players will need new capabilities. Garment recycling systems should be set up at the right locations, and there must be consumer demand for upcycled threads.
As awareness of fashion’s environmental impact grows, major brands are making ambitious promises to tackle the problem. A key piece of the global equation is the Asia-based apparel suppliers that make up a big part of the industry’s supply chain.