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CIRCULAR ECONOMY & RESOURCE EFFICIENCY – PART 1
Bolstering a European fashion industry that values communities, the environment, creativity, and profit in equal measure.
When discussing innovation and market potential, “the Circular Economy” is rapidly becoming one of the most used terms in the European fashion and lifestyle industries. It provides a guideline for the industry when making investments in production technology (cleaner and less resource-consuming), product development (more sustainable products, focus on recyclability) and in respect to the selection of materials. However, designers and the industry still face tough challenges in the transition from a traditional linear production and consumption model (take – make – disposal) to a circular model. This is the reason why a circular model is a relevant feature within WORTH. In this way, we can connect resource efficiency, reduction and/or elimination of waste, and new commercial opportunities which are valorised when taking some circular design decisions.
WORTH PARTNERSHIP PROJECT. European Commission