2023 Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Exploring the social impact of circular economy in the textile and apparel value chain through a gender lens

Feb 14, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual 2


by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable development - Utrecht University, Smart Green Industry and Conserve India Circular economy (CE) take-up by companies in the sector has increase significantly in recent years and there is very little knowledge how current Circular business models affect workers and communities. In this session, we will explore the outcomes of our most recent social impact study in the apparel value chain. The study explores the social impact of the different circular strategies implemented in India, Spain and the Netherlands. The panel will discuss critical challenges and possible ways forward to a more inclusive and circular sector. Invited panelists: - Lis Suarez-Visbal, Ashoka Fellow Doctoral Researcher and author of study, Utrecht University - Thami Schweichler, CEO at United Repair Centre & Makers Unite - Anne-Laure Lambert, EMEA Repair&Return Project Manager, Patagonia - Prajakta Verma IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi - Patrick Schröder, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House; PhD researcher at The Center for Sustainable Design - Maysoun Douas Maadi, Madrid city councillor & Director of StartUp Commission Moderator: - Jesus Rosales Carreon, Assistant professor at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University

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