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RENEWAL WORKSHOP TALK FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR: WHAT IT MEANS CIRCULAR APPAREL BUSINESS?
October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join the Renewal Workshop at the Portland Apparel Lab for a very important talk and break out session on the circular economy. Space limited to 50, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renewal-workshop-talk-from-linear-to-circular-what-it-means-tickets-50380101239 Any kind of goal requires movement from A to B. And if it is a worthy goal that movement is difficult. Think of a race or a desire to learn a new skill or craft. There are hours and hours of learning and growing, of commitment and sacrifice that go…
Please join the Renewal Workshop at the Portland Apparel Lab for a very important talk and break out session on the circular economy. Space limited to 50, register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/renewal-workshop-talk-from-linear-to-circular-what-it-means-tickets-50380101239 Any kind of goal requires movement from A to B. And if it is a worthy goal that movement is difficult. Think of a race or a desire to learn a new skill or craft. There are hours and hours of learning and growing, of commitment and sacrifice that go into achieving that goal. Our goal at The Renewal Workshop to transform our economy from linear to circular is no different. In fact, we have a goal that not only includes ourselves but the entire apparel industry – a $5 trillion global industry That’s what you call a BIG goal. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CIRCULAR APPAREL BUSINESS? Before we could even begin to wrap our brains around such a gargantuan goal, we first had to define what we mean when we say that The Renewal Workshop is a circular business. In the most general terms, being circular describes operating in a way in which the outputs of any process can be made to be used again as the inputs in the same system; every element is kept in the circle as much as possible. This differs from being linear where inputs are gathered, utilized and combined, and then discarded as outputs. We see plenty of circular systems in nature, like the water and nutrient cycle, but so many human systems are linear, following the pattern of make, use, dispose.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
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