Textile waste and apparel

SESSION C4 / 19 November 2020 / 13:15 - 14:30

Textile waste and apparel

Chair / Presidente: Andreas Bartl (AT)


Continuous increase of fibre and textile production is accompanied by an overall decrease in useful life and by environmental impacts. The amount of textile waste is large, with a rather non-uniform material stream, featuring mixtures of various origin, and recycling can be complicated. The session is an opportunity to discuss the limitations of recycling approaches, to introduce new methods for recycling and for new materials production, to explore the trade of second-hand clothing.

  • E. Ipsmiller (AT)

    Circular economy in the global textile industry from an economic and business perspective

  • A. Bianchini, P. Guarnieri, J. Rossi (IT)

    Assessing social sustainability in a circular model: application in an Italian luxury footwear industry

  • S. Paixão, S. Kalambura, J. Figueiredo, A. Ferreira, S. Pedro (PT)

    Fast fashion and circular economy: comparison between Portugal and Croatia

  • G. Braun, R. Hischier (CH)

    Closing the textile loop – The wear2wear approach