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The fashion industry is transforming from linear to more circular business models. How can we leverage this transformation to reimagine and rebuild the global fashion system so that it works for all? Through Keeping Workers in the Loop (KWIL), we convened over 45 major fashion industry players—established brands, emerging circular businesses, worker representatives, sustainable fashion experts, and international institutions—to explore this very question.
How will circular fashion, at scale, impact job opportunities and quality? Keeping Workers in the Loop brings together industry leaders and stakeholder to explore circular fashion and jobs in the decade ahead by taking a futures approach.
Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.
In partnership with Laudes Foundation, BSR has developed a brief on the potential social impacts of a shift to circular fashion based on BSR’s research and stakeholder engagement.
BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.
The apparel industry has a significant environmental impact, and the consumer use phase is one of the biggest barriers to closing the loop.
Several fundamental changes over the next 25 years will likely remake every aspect of business, not least for supply chains. BSR CEO Aron Cramer outlined an approach for staying ahead of these changes with circular economy thinking.
The BSR Conference features a special track of sessions that will explore how we can reimagine systems—including supply chains, human systems, manufacturing, global investments, and more—to build resilience into the systems business depends on.
Companies with a footprint in China have the opportunity to reduce supply chain greenhouse gas emissions and help China meet its ambitious climate goals by supporting the development of renewable-energy electricity markets.
In advance of the Green Electronic Council's Emerging Green Conference 2015, we explore ways to identify elements of a circular economy.
This report outlines how business can act on climate change by building resilience in the supply chain.
Best Buy has more than 1,000 stores in the United States, all of which have many in-store displays. In 2012, the company partnered with the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) to explore ways to improve its procurement process for displays and define the criteria for making them more sustainable in the future.