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
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 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.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland Apparel Lab
1120 SE Main St, suite 101