Reshaping the way business is done to enable the shift towards a circular economy.
New circular products and services have to be developed and introduced to the market. New markets are emerging through growing demand for these products and the need to reduce the pressure on the environment whilst maintaining long-term profitability of companies.
How do we enable organizations active in – or doing business with – the textile and apparel sector to accelerate this shift and move towards a more circular mode of operation?
We work with a broad coalition of key players in the fashion sector. After a recruitment campaign amongst top schools in fashion, business and technology, a talented international group of students and young professionals is selected and placed in multi-disciplinary teams. Guided by industry professionals, the participants follow a high-pressure program based on Circular Design Thinking, Circular Business Modelling and creative fun. That is how we provide them with the entrepreneurial mindset, tools and knowledge to function as an early stage startup and work from challenge to solution over the course of just two weeks.
We’ve launched the first CFG in 2018 and have so far recruited more than 70 talents. Collectively they have invested 5000+ hours in co-creating circular solutions for more than 10 companies. Upscaling our program in 2019 allows us to organize a Circular Fashion Games every three months.