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'Fashion industry can lead towards more circular economy'

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Jun '20
By virtue of its massive footprint, the fashion industry has an incredible opportunity to fundamentally change its impact on ecosystems, waterways and climate. In doing so, it can lead us to achieving the aggressive 2030 climate and conservation targets set out by the world’s scientific community and chart society towards a more circular economy, says Nicole Rycroft, founder-executive director, Canopy Planet.

"Humanity has consistently shown that we are capable of remarkable things with vision and commitment. Innovation is woven into the fabric of the fashion industry which is gifted with many talented leaders. This gives this massive sector a tremendous advantage over staid industrial actors in navigating the shift to a circular economy," Rycroft writes in an article in the hard bound fifth edition of the Sustainability Compendium - ‘Going Circular’ brought out by Fibre2Fashion.

In her article 'Leveraging Fashion's DNA', she says, "Recycling just one-quarter of global pre-consumer and post-consumer cotton and viscose textile waste could replace ‘all’ virgin tree fibre currently used to manufacture MMCF (manmade cellulosic fibres)."

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