Fireside chat with:
Dr. Christina Dean, Founder and CEO, Redress
Michelle Lee, Marketing and E-Commerce Director, The R Collective
Kay Liu, Education Director, Redress
“Both products and business models must be designed from the outset with circularity and sustainability in mind”
Historically, the needs of a business and sustainability have been at odds, particularly in fashion. However, as the circular economy begins to boom, there’s an opportunity for fashion to play a huge role and it appears that brands are beginning to understand the business benefits of circularity in fashion. During this fireside chat, it was shared that 93 million tons of fabric is being produced each year and 73% of it goes into a landfill. Rather than just incinerating it, there’s a huge opportunity to re-invest it back into the fashion industry, creating a more sustainable business model that also saves money.