Online workshop: Scaling second-hand clothing and fashion

Online 25.9.2024 9:00

25 September 2024 9–12 CET

We would like to welcome you to a morning of new research insights and presentations on textile circularity, particularly addressing scaling of reuse and resale businesses. The online event is a great opportunity to learn more about the latest research projects from Sweden and Finland. Participants will join different brainstorming sessions to jointly discuss collaborative solutions.

Registration will be available in August.


Preliminary program (to be updated)

9.00 Welcome / Rudrajeet Pal, University of Borås & Henna Knuutila, Turku UAS

9.15 Workshop Theme 1:  The growth of textile resale business
Growth dynamics for circular product business models (repair, rent, resale) / Vijay Kumar
2nd hand business models linked with wider circular economy themes / Minna Halme, Aalto University School of Business

10.05 Workshop Theme 2: A critical strategic perspective on second-hand clothing business
Critical approach to secondhand: advantages and disadvantages / Veera Joro, Laurea UAS
Strategies and capabilities of second-hand clothing resellers / Kanchana Dissanayake, University of Borås

11.00 Workshop Theme 3: Circular engagement
Sufficiency-driven textile consumption: experiences and future possibilities / Olga Gurova, Laurea UAS
Ecosystem orchestration: how to develop/orchestrate successfully? / Erik Sandberg

11.45 Summary and conclusions / Rudrajeet Pal, University of Borås & Henna Knuutila, Turku UAS