Closing the Loop: Circular Economy in Fashion Industry

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Desk Report:
A plenary session held on Closing the Loop: Circular Economy in Fashion Industry at Sustainable Apparel Forum organised by Bangladesh Apparel Exchange

Panel Members

Mr.Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh; Pascal Brun, Head of Sustainability, H&M; Javier Carlos Santonja Olcina, Regional Head Bangladesh & Pakistan, Inditex; Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh; Leila Yim Surratt, Director of Strategy & Engagement, P4G Partnerships; Ian Cronin, MBA, MPP, Community Curator, Platform Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains, World Economic Forum;: Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Director, BGMEA, Director, Envoy Group; . Alfredo Ferre, CEO, Recover; Martin Stenfors, COO, Renewcell; Micke Magnusson, Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Agent for Impact, Enviu – Innovators in sustainability . Holly Syrett, Impact Programmes & Sustainability Director, Global Fashion Agenda . Khushbu Maheshwari, Innovation Analyst, Fashion for Good were present as a panel speakers in this session.

Sustainability is a new idea but it’s really an important element for our RMG industry to evolve. For long time sustainability, we must use the resources carefully”said,Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in his speech.

“Recycling could save us almost 500 million dollars every year” –Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Director, BGMEA and Director, Envoy Group in her speech.

“We are working with innovators and suppliers of multiple brands, and we firmly believe together we can make a difference in the fashion industry” – Khushbu Maheswari, Innovation Analyst, Asia, Fashion For Good in her speech

“We are very happy to collaborate with at least 50 manufacturers of Bangladesh interested to join the recycling war” said Holly Syrett, Impact Programmes & Sustainability Director, Global Fashion Agenda.

“Bangladesh is the front runner in the recycling war”, Alfredo Ferre Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Recover in his speech.

“We need to create an ecosystem that can incorporate various types of fabrics” said, Martin Stenfors, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Renewcell in his speech.

“We need people from all industries to work all together to make the sustainable future possible”, Javier Santonja Olcina, Regional Head, Bangladesh & Pakistan, Inditex in his speech.

“Bangladesh can become the largest manufacturer of cotton if they recycle with the right investments, mindset, and regulations” said, Pascal Brun, Head of Sustainability, H&M. in his speech.

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