Regular listeners to the show will be familiar with the idea of the circular economy, a topic that has become top-of-mind for the fashion industry. In case you’re not familiar, the circular economy is a restorative and regenerative system that uses innovation to cut waste and minimize negative impact, replacing the traditional linear model in which products are cheaply made, consumed and then disposed of.
Our guest today is Camille Reed. She’s the founder of the Australian Circular Fashion Conference as well as Australasian Circular Textile Association. She is on a mission to champion circular textile innovation in the global fashion industry. In this episode, we talk about her exciting upcoming event as well as her newly founded association—but that’s not all. Camille is also here to tell us all about new and exciting startups from down under and the emerging Australian sustainable fashion market.