1. bookVolume 18 (2018): Issue 4 (December 2018)
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Circular Economy — Challenges for the Textile and Clothing Industry

Published Online: 07 Dec 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 18 (2018) - Issue 4 (December 2018)
Page range: 337 - 347
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Format
Journal
eISSN
2300-0929
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19 Oct 2012
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The circular economy model has recently gained a lot of attention worldwide from scientists, business people and authorities. The importance of the transition towards a more circular economy has also been noticed in the European Union. The new regulations provide the enabling framework for the circular economy to flourish. At the same time, although there is no standardized approach to creating a circular economy, while defining appropriate policies, care must be taken that they are suitable for particular industries. The limits of the present linear economy model (take-make-waste) are extremely apparent when examining the textile and clothing industry. The transition to a circular economy requires significant changes in both production and consumption models. This article uses a literature review and industry examples to identify and evaluate challenges faced by the clothing and textile industry in adapting to the circular economy model.

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