Exploring the social impact of circular economy in the textile and apparel value chain through a gender lens
Circular economy (CE) take-up by companies in the textiles and apparel sector has increased significantly in recent years, but we know relatively little about how current circular business models affect workers and communities.
In this OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector side event on 14 February at 14:00 - 15:00 CET, Utrecht University's Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Smart Green Industry and Conserve India will explore the outcomes of their most recent social impact study on the apparel value chain. The study explores the social impact of the 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. Panellists:
- Lis Suarez-Visbal, Ashoka Fellow Doctoral Researcher and author of the 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
- Jesus Rosales Carreon, Assistant professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University