Free Webinar: Circular business models in the apparel sector (March 21, 2018)

The webinar will take place on Wednesday,March 21, 2018 at 3pm GMT / 10am EST. If you cannot make the time, sign up anyway and we will send you a recording. It is organized by the Innovation Forum and hosted by Tobias Webb, founder, Innovation Forum

2018 has been tipped to be the year sustainability goes mainstream within the apparel industry. Advances in tech innovation have opened up sustainable business models that deliver, not just on sustainability goals, but on the financial bottom line as well. These commercial drivers have led to many brands embarking on new models, which have promoted circularity to the forefront.

This webinar will take the apparel sector as a case study. We will discuss what brands are currently doing and assess how close circularity is to gaining real traction.

We will discuss:

  • Circularity is inching its way into the fashion industry, but how close is it to mainstream application?
  • Is a circular business model realistic at the scale required for large apparel brands?
  • How can the industry effectively work together to move away from a take-make-dispose model?


  • Claire Bergkamp, head of sustainability and ethical trade, Stella McCartney
  • Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director, sustainability and responsibility, EMEA, VF Corp
  • Traci Kinden, project manager, circular textiles, Circle Economy

There will be a live Q+A throughout so you will have the opportunity to post your questions directly to the speakers.

Register for the webinar here.