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Innovation Challenge

Challenge is Active. This challenge is part of the Junior Academy and not open for general application.
Circular Textiles

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Status

Challenge Status: Challenge is Active. This challenge is part of the Junior Academy and not open for general application.
Application Status: Open to Junior Academy Members


Key Dates

Challenge Begins: 02/19/2024
Challenge Closes: 04/21/2024
Solutions Due By: 04/21/2024
Winners Announced: 05/15/2024


Summary

Textiles play a vital role in our lives from our clothes, to our homes to everyday products in the background of our TikTok feed. But how often do we think about those textiles – who made them? How are they made? How do they get from the raw materials to our hands? 

The vast majority of textiles have a linear path – raw materials are made into textiles and then go from the sales rack to the landfill. With the rise of fast fashion and other rapid textile production in different industries, there is an urgent need and business opportunities for innovative, sustainable, and circular flow of textiles within the supply chain. How can we draw upon the concepts of a circular economy and inject innovative approaches to sustainable and circular practices within the textile supply chain. 

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