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Textiles - The Circularity Challenge

Re-use and recycling systems as essential solutions for the global textile supply chain


This is a preliminary programme and is subject to change.


Session 1:

The current and future role of the Global South in delivering a circular textiles economy

Invited speakers: 

  • Teresiah Wairimu, Chairperson, MCAK Mitumba Consortium Association of Kenya (KEN)
  • Marlvin Owusu, Executive Member, Ghana Used Clothing Dealers Association (GHA)

Networking lunch


Session 2:

Policy priorities – what is needed and are global current discussions going in the right direction

Invited speaker: 

  • Julia Ettinger Blees, Secretary General, EuRIC - European Recycling Industries' Confederation

Coffee break


Session 3:

Practical steps to deliver a circular economy for textiles in the Global North and South

Invited speakers: 

  • Cyndi Rhoades, CEO, Worn Again Technologies (GBR)
  • Maud Hardy, General Manager, ReFashion (FRA)
  • Robert van de Kerkhoff, CEO, PEPPER-i2 | Impact & Inspire (CHE)

Networking cocktail

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