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Circular Fashion, Zero Waste, and Closing Textile Loops with Lynn Wilson

Today on the podcast we’re chatting with Lynn Wilson about circular textiles and diving into the design and production side, talking about zero waste fashion and recycling. We also talk about the consumption side of things, looking at what we’re doing in our wardrobes and how we look after and dispose of our clothing.

Lynn Wilson is a designer, researcher and circular economy specialist. From 2013 to 2017 she was part of the Circular Economy team at Zero Waste Scotland where she implemented a national circular economy textiles strategy. She is currently a PhD researcher at the Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University.

4:30 Lynn’s background and journey to her current research
12:00 Tech for zero waste textiles production – is it happening?
19:00 Opportunities for reuse and second-hand clothing and why some customers say no to secondhand
31:30 What you can do and shifting to a ‘Buyerarchy of Needs’ by borrowing, renting or leasing
35:30 Looking towards the future and challenges with closing loops in textiles and apparel

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