Podcast: Circular Fashion

Though the fashion industry has doubled its production of clothing over the past 15 years, 75% of the clothes we purchase end up in landfills and less than 1% are being recycled into new clothing, according to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. How can clothes be designed to last longer, be reused, and be recycled into new clothes at their end of life? What are the shifts in business models, technologies and regulations needed to design the fashion industry in a more circular way? How can we empower brands, designers, policymakers and customers alike?

Find out in the latest episode of Economist Impact’s “Inside the Circle” podcast, hosted by me: https://econ.st/3H6YS7P

Supported by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Featuring insights from Laura Coppen, head of circularity at Zalando; Eliana Kuo, founder and co-CEO of Lablaco; and Justine Porterie, global head of sustainability at Depop.

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