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2023 sourcing for a regenerative fashion business – now or never?

13 Feb 2023
The Source Catwalk

What will the fashion industry look like when we kick out the fossil fuel prop? A new commercial approach is possible, but it requires a systemic shift. Fashion companies are learning to operate as part of a wider ‘ecosystem’ and what it will mean to operate within planetary boundaries. A shift from mass market consumption to alternative fibres and craft model with enhanced visibility may be the solution. But collections using alternative materials need to be smaller than typical mass market offerings, as costs will be higher, and the customer will pay for the novelty and buy less new clothing and more second-hand. Can these ambitions be turned into practical actions with:

  • Turning supplier relationships into strategic partnerships
  • Collaboration across the value chain
  • Building new narratives and communications for your stakeholders with integrity