CRB held a national-level workshop on how public policy can enable and accelerate circular economy transition in the apparel and textile industry in India, in partnership with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) & Fashion For Good & supported by Laudes Foundation. Findings on cluster-level challenges to circularity, their solutions and relevant policy support were presented, followed by a panel discussion by representatives from the Government as well as industry experts. Need for R&D, industry benchmarking, shared responsibility and accounting for embedded natural resources emerged as some of the important themes.
CRB, along with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) & Fashion For Good held this workshop to solicit inputs from stakeholders from the apparel and textile sector in Tamil Nadu, on priority issues and solutions required for a transition towards circular economy. Policy intervention ideas were also discussed, which could help a sector-wide transition in the state. The workshop was attended by manufacturers, innovators, brands, and government agencies from Tirupur, Coimbatore, Karur, etc.
CRB organized a half-day workshop on Circular Economy in Karnataka's Textile and Apparel sector on 19th February 2020 in Bengaluru, in association with Intellecap and Fashion for Good. The workshop saw participation from spinning mills, brands, start-ups, apparel manufacturers and the state government.
A plenary session on circular apparel was organized at CRB’s annual conference “India and Sustainability Standards 2019”. Speakers from renowned brands, entrepreneurs, and academia had participated. The panel discussed issues ranging from fast fashion, sustainable fabrics, to decent working conditions and productivity management.
A stakeholder consultation was held at IIM Ahmedabad Campus, Gujarat on 22 October 2019 to gather input on circular apparel policy priorities in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara textile and apparel clusters. Representatives from academia, industry, and Gujarat government (Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre, Industries Commissionerate) had participated.