"The Institute of Positive Fashion is leading a Sustainable Fashion Programme for industrial change through the vision for a Circular Fashion Ecosystem throughout the UK. The pathway to change starts with practical pilots at city level, initially in Leeds and London. This piece of research is the first step in mapping what already exists. It also seeks to understand the opportunity for pre-competitive collaboration, to establish a methodology to co-ordinate and accelerate activity from infrastructure to policy labs, which will enable all stakeholders to constructively engage and play their part in positive change. The foundation of the methodology is the implementation of the Institute of Positive Fashion’s (IPF) Circular Fashion Ecosystem target state model, through the lens of Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics model. This will enable a roadmap for change that will benefit both the planet and people, meeting the government’s Levelling Up agenda and creating thriving city-level circular fashion ecosystems throughout the UK, meeting the needs of industry. The IPF and the British Fashion Council is committed to accelerating industrial change to meet both the climate targets of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action1 and to future proof the UK fashion industry."
Caroline Rush CBE
Chief Executive, British Fashion Council