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We must all go back to school

Neither students, teachers, nor present day professionals are equipped to deal with the new climate reality.

Training and re-training programmes that build leadership skills and expertise on circular innovation are crucial to disseminate the latest knowledge on circularity and sustainability, as well as the skills to put that knowledge into practice.

Whether that’s workshops, masterclasses, or train-the-trainer programmes, we are committed to mobilising the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years in a practical way.

Our goal?

To enable staff and trainers around the globe to be ambassadors within their own organisations and incite change within projects, classrooms, and organisations alike.

Over
1,500
people
trained in
circular design thinking
across
200+
organisations
both in the public and the private sector.

Upskilling the textiles industry

THE ISSUE
THE RESPONSE
OUR ROLE
THE ISSUE

Since the launch of the Global Fashion Agenda, 12.5% of the industry have signed up to one or more of the four action points set forward by the industry mandated agenda. So far, little headway has been made in the reaching of these targets, and specifically in GFA#1 : Implementing design strategies for cyclability- which many of the signees proposed to achieve by educating their design team.

THE RESPONSE

On Course is a suite of educational workshops for professionals in the apparel industry. It equips design, marketing, and CSR teams with in-depth knowledge of the key terminologies, players, and strategies in the circular textiles space. These interactive trainings develop the mindset and skill-set needed to advance circularity across 5 key topics: an introduction to circularity, sourcing and design, business model innovation, end of life supply chain, and branding and communications.

OUR ROLE

Our team developed the educational modules based on the Circle Textiles Programme’s 5 years of expertise and is actively conducting these trainings. Get in touch for more information here.

170

People
trained

to date, including global marketing teams, product developers and designers, CSR managers, scientists, and professors at 3 global brands and retailers and at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute

What did they gain?

A foundational knowledge of the circular economy and the circular textiles industry
An in-depth knowledge and understanding of best practices, trends, players, and technologies
A common circularity framework and common terminology to direct and guide decision-making
A suite of take-away resources and exercises to guide next steps and direct strategy development

What did that help them achieve?

1 global retailer is planning to embed learnings from the course into their global strategy
AMFI professors and staff at the institute are now able to incorporate circular principles in their curricula, following the circular education manifesto they committed to.

What’s
next?

We are working to digitise these trainings in order to make them accessible to organisations and individuals around the world and increase our impact.