Welcome to Episode 31 of Ellie Talks, your gateway to sustainable fashion and textiles. In this episode, we’re joined by Anse Smeets, a circular economy researcher at VITO, a Flemish independent research organization in the field of cleantech and sustainable development whose goal is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. It is also the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 research project SCIRT.  

Join us in this episode where we discover how the SCIRT project aims to make the fashion and textile industry more sustainable and circular by developing a True Cost Model. By focusing not only on the financial aspect but also on the socio-economic costs, the True Cost Model provides a more realistic image of the ‘true cost’ of a garment. The tool aims to facilitate stakeholders across the value chain in making more conscious decisions.

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