KEY SYNERGY TOPICS
- CIRCULAR DESIGN
- CIRCULAR AND SHARING BUSINESS MODELS
- DEMAND FOR RECYCLED AND RENEWABLE FIBRES
- POST-USE ECOSYSTEM
- SORTATION AND RECYCLING
Designers, product teams, logistics providers, digital innovators and resellers need to co-develop and implement enhanced identification methods and tracking systems to facilitate circular activities across the value chain. Implementing such systems throughout the supply chain will revolutionise the transition to a circular ecosystem, particularly downstream in the value chain. By enabling greater efficiency and more accurate sorting of garments and textiles, the end-of-life recovery process both for recommerce and regenerative recycling will be optimised. Development of increasingly sophisticated, data-driven identification and tracking systems will only further enhance all areas of the supply chain. For example, it will offer more granular data for brands and retailers to understand their audiences and facilitate other initiatives, including mandatory labelling schemes that raise citizen awareness. Embracing these technology-driven solutions will be critical to enabling and accelerating the transition to a circular ecosystem by allowing it to function effectively and efficiently for both consumers and other supply chain stakeholders.