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Scaling Circular Fashion in North America: Part 2

September 14, 2020

What will it take to transition the fashion industry toward circularity at scale?

The need for urgent action is clear: While the lifespan of individual garments dwindles, the environmental footprint of the apparel industry continues to grow. But where there’s inefficiency, there’s often opportunity. From renewable and recycled inputs to new business models such as repair, rental and recommerce to end of life management and more — like enabling technologies, policies and partnerships — the apparel industry is ripe for a makeover. Building off the aspirational ‘future of circular fashion’ explored in part one, part two of this two-part session will focuses on redesigning the apparel industry of today, unlocking untapped value and scaling circular fashion in the North American market.

A continuation of Part 1:


  • Danielle Solomon Nkojo, Manager, Global Sustainable Products, Kontoor Brands
  • Alice Hartley, Senior Manager, Sustainable Innovation, Gap Inc. 
  • Samantha Sims, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability & Product Stewardship, PVH Corp. 
  • Cory Skuldt, Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship