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What to expect from Circular Fashion Day?

Conferences, presentations, and roundtable discussions: the Circular Fashion Federation is stepping up its efforts

What to expect from Circular Fashion Day? Conferences, presentations, and roundtable discussions: the Circular Fashion Federation is stepping up its efforts

The second edition of the Circular Fashion Day, enthusiastically announced on March 22nd, promises to be a must-attend event for all those committed to promoting sustainability and innovation in the fashion industry. Organized by the Circular Fashion Federation, this day, scheduled for April 26th at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris, comes at a crucial time when environmental urgency demands creative and tangible responses. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report, the fashion industry is now responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, and millions of tons of textiles end up in landfills each year. In this context, circular fashion emerges as a crucial response to reduce the industry's environmental impact. Claire Bergkamp, Director of Sustainable Innovation at Stella McCartney, attests: "Circular fashion represents an essential paradigm shift for our industry. It means moving from a linear model of production and consumption to a circular model where resources are used more efficiently and waste is minimized." As we approach this highly anticipated event, here's what to expect.

This year, the event enjoys prominent political support under the high patronage of the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, and the Ministry of Culture. Another key pillar of this edition is the partnership with DEFI, the financing platform for French fashion and apparel companies, playing a crucial role in providing financial and strategic support to circular fashion sector enterprises. At the heart of this edition lies the importance of repair, innovation, and creativity in transitioning to more sustainable and circular practices. Highlights include a detailed presentation of the market study conducted in collaboration with Accenture, showcasing concrete examples of repair practices adopted by fashion companies, such as reusing recycled materials in making new garments or implementing repair and refurbishment programs to extend product lifespans. There will also be panel discussions, during which iconic brands will share their experiences and successes in integrating circular practices into their business models. The keynotes will highlight specific examples of innovative solutions, such as using blockchain to trace material origins and ensure sustainability, or developing innovative textile fibers from renewable natural resources.

Exploring the booths held by members and partners of the Circular Fashion Federation, participants will have the opportunity to discover sustainable practice models offered by companies like WeTurn,, Authentic Material, Losanje, and also Galeries Lafayettes. These will showcase their innovations and initiatives towards more environmentally friendly fashion. WeTurn might present its recycling process, transforming old clothing into reusable materials for new creations, while could demonstrate the effectiveness of their collaborative platform for redistributing clothing among users. Concurrently, the diversity of participants will play a crucial role in enriching discussions and exchanges. Representatives from companies of all backgrounds, from luxury brands to startups, second-hand marketplaces to technical solution providers, will be present. Such diversity will enable a thorough exploration of the challenges and opportunities associated with transitioning to circular fashion. As Emmanuelle Ledoux, moderator of the panel on the revival of traditional brands, emphasizes, "Circularity is not only an ecological necessity but also a great opportunity for brands to rethink their economic model and relationship with consumers."