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Upcoming EU regulations targeting the fashion industry require fundamental change across the entire value chain, building meaningful solutions through close collaboration and effective circular ecosystems.

EU-funded projects, T-REX Project | Textile Recycling Excellence and the SCIRT Project are organizing the 2nd open-source webinar of a series to help navigate the transformations taking place in the European textile landscape and highlight how relationships between different players can be nurtured and strengthened to move towards an effective circular supply chain. The webinars are streamed live on LinkedIn and available to join and revisit for free.

This session will take the form of a panel discussion exploring key digital solutions for enabling circular textiles along with a deep dive on the Digital Product Passport, which supports both transparency and traceability of textile products, which will be required by multiple incoming EU regulations. Throughout the hour, we will cover the following:

– Which digital solutions can support the transition towards a circular textile industry
– What is a DPP and how are they used
– How brands are using digital twins and how they are useful
– How digital solutions can play a role for sorters and recyclers

Moderated by Kirsi Niinimaki, Associate Professor in Design, Research team leader of Fashion/Textile Futures Aalto University.

Speakers from both projects, representing different stages of the textile supply chain, will share their insights:
– Mario Osterwalder (SCIRT) is co-Founder of circular.fashion and is an expert in the circular economy, textile sorting and Digital Product Passports.
– Jyotsna Gopinath (T-REX Project) is an Innovation Analyst at Fashion for Good within the End of Use team, overseeing footwear recycling and chemical recycling of textiles
– Damien Saumureau (SCIRT) is the circularity projects leader working on activewear for water related sports at Decathlon
– Hervé d’Halluin (SCIRT) is the leader RFID United & Referent Interactive Sport Products at Decathlon


29 November 2023
15h30 - 17h00
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