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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to The Circular Economy Show, a podcast about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that's fit for the 21st century,

The Circular Economy Show Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to The Circular Economy Show, a podcast about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that's fit for the 21st century,

    Designing a circular economy for fashion - The Fashion Show (ep 5/5)

    Designing a circular economy for fashion - The Fashion Show (ep 5/5)

    In the fifth and final episode of our fashion-focused series, we're looking at how to apply circular design to fashion.
    Design will shape the fashion industry’s transformation to a circular economy. More than 80% of all environmental impacts from products are determined at the design stage. While traditional design focuses on considering and meeting the needs of the end user, circular design takes a much broader perspective, considering not only the user but the system within which the design will exist.

    To achieve a transition to a circular fashion industry requires unprecedented collaboration. In this episode, contributors to the Foundation’s upcoming Circular Design Guide for Fashion book join us to explore what circular design means for the fashion industry.

    To learn more about what a circular economy looks like for fashion visit our learning path: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore/fashion-and-the-circular-economy

    • 35 min
    What materials can make fashion circular? - The Fashion Show (ep 4/5)

    What materials can make fashion circular? - The Fashion Show (ep 4/5)

    The current system for producing clothing is putting increasing pressure on natural resources, while polluting and degrading the natural environment. In this episode, three guest speakers share new ways in which materials and processes can tackle these issues. This includes; turning old clothes into new, making the most out of agriculture, and keeping all chemical substances in a closed loop.

    To learn more about what a circular economy looks like for fashion visit our learning path: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore/fashion-and-the-circular-economy

    • 40 min
    Shaping the future of your wardrobe - The Fashion Show (ep 3/5)

    Shaping the future of your wardrobe - The Fashion Show (ep 3/5)

    In this episode, we're joined by three representatives from pioneering circular business models in the fashion industry: Sara Eriksson from the H&M Group, Lulu O'Connor from Clothes Doctor and Mikaela Larsell Ayesa from Hack Your Closet.
    We’ll discuss what key customer trends are impacting the industry right now, what the potential of circular business models within the industry is, and what would be the impact of these on our future wardrobes.

    To learn more about what a circular economy looks like for fashion visit our learning path: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore/fashion-and-the-circular-economy

    • 31 min
    The jeans redesign project - The Fashion Show (ep 2/5)

    The jeans redesign project - The Fashion Show (ep 2/5)

    The Jeans Redesign creates solutions for a world where clothes never become waste. The guidelines, as set out by over 80 denim experts, establish the minimum requirements for the durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability of denim jeans. To date, over sixty leading brands, manufacturers, and fabric mills are using the Jeans Redesign Guidelines to produce jeans that will be available on the market by May 2021.

    In this episode we’ll hear from the Make Fashion Circular team working on the project as well as Jeans Redesign participants, including Gap and Guess.

    To learn more about what a circular economy looks like for fashion visit our learning path: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore/fashion-and-the-circular-economy

    • 29 min
    Transforming the fashion industry - The Fashion Show (ep 1/5)

    Transforming the fashion industry - The Fashion Show (ep 1/5)

    The way that clothes are made today is extremely wasteful and polluting. For the fashion industry to thrive in the future, we must transform its current take-make-waste model into one where clothes are kept at their highest value and designed to never end up as waste.
    In a circular economy for fashion, products (apparel, footwear, and accessories) are used more, made to be made again, and made from safe and recycled or renewable inputs.
    In the first episode of this five-part series, the Foundation's Make Fashion Circular (MFC) team explain how a circular economy for fashion works.

    To learn more about what a circular economy looks like for fashion visit our learning path: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/explore/fashion-and-the-circular-economy

    • 31 min
    Kate Raworth: Building a thriving economy for people within our planetary boundaries

    Kate Raworth: Building a thriving economy for people within our planetary boundaries

    Bonus episode!

    Economist and author of Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist, Kate Raworth joins us to explore if it's possible to include both people’s wellbeing and planetary boundaries whilst striving for a thriving economy.

    In this episode, Kate will discuss the Doughnut Economics framework's role in shaping circular economy policies and business practices at city level. From Europe to Costa Rica, countries and cities around the world are reaching out to align their development strategies with it.

    Kate also shares how the Doughnut Economics Action Lab will help more cities such as Amsterdam develop their Doughnut City Portraits.

    Part of this conversation previously appeared in our Explore the Circular Economy show. Here's the full 40-minute conversation as a bonus piece of content following the end of our second season.

    • 42 min

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