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Second Town Hall Meeting Notes | National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme

Over 250 attendees from all facets of the fashion and textile eco-system tuned in to hear insights from the consortium.

by The AFC

4 August 2022

On the 20th July the AFC and consortium members held the second industry webinar to continue the conversation and update the industry on the progress of the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme. Over 250 attendees from all facets of the fashion and textile eco-system tuned in to hear insights from the consortium around the groundbreaking reports that mark the closing of phase one of the Scheme.
 

Thank you to everyone who attended. It was fantastic to see such a high level of engagement and sharing through the chat box and Q&A sessions.
 
 

GLOBAL SCAN REPORT - READ HERE
The Global Scan Report provides learnings for Scheme design based on global best practices and a close, contextual understanding of Australia’s capacity for change, led by the Queensland University of Technology team: Alice Payne, with Paige Street, Annastasia Bousgas and Caitlan Hopper.

The report is in three parts:
1. A survey of the current state of the Australian clothing industry and product stewardship;
2. An analysis of clothing waste policies and initiatives in 12 countries; and
3. An overview of technologies and processes that can support a circular economy for clothing.
 

DATA REPORT - READ HERE
Led by the Sustainable Resource Use team, Peter Allan and Jill Allan, the data report aims to:

Understand the structure of the sector to ensure the scheme elements are efficient and fair to all;
To provide a comprehensive understanding of the flow of clothing in order to frame the scheme actions for maximised effectiveness; and
To act as an important baseline by which we can measure changes and successes.
 
 

Thank you to our webinar speakers Alice Payne of QUT, Peter Allan of Sustainable Resource Use, Claire Kneller of WRAP, our MC Omer Soker of Charitable Recycling Australia and our AFC Project Director, Danielle Kent.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording below, download the presentation and the Q&A’s.
 

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

RESPONSES TO YOUR QUESTIONS HERE:
Throughout the session we tried to respond to as many of your questions in the time we had. For those questions we missed, click here.
 

VIEW THE PRESENTATION HERE:
If you would like to revisit the slides that were presented during the webinar click here.
 

We would like to give a special thanks to Liandra Gaykamangu for her engaging and out-of-the-box Acknowledgement of Country;
 
 

THE CONSORTIUM

LEILA NAJA HIBRI
CEO, Australian Fashion Council
 

DANIELLE KENT
Project Director, National Clothing Stewardship Scheme, Australian Fashion Council
dkent@ausfashioncouncil.com
 

OMER SOKER
CEO, Charitable Recycling Australia
omer@charitablerecycling.org.au
 

DR ALICE PAYNE
Associate Professor - Fashion, School Of Design, QUT.
a1.payne@qut.edu.au
 

PETER ALLAN
CEO, Sustainable Resource Use
peter.allan@sru.net.au
 

CLAIRE KNELLER
Head Of Asia Pacific, WRAP
claire.kneller@wrap.org.uk
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR KEY COLLABORATORS:
National Retail Association (NRA), Australian Retailers Association (ARA), Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) and Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR), and dozens of other stakeholders across the entire clothing value chain including brands, retailers, industry, academia and federal, state and local governments.
 
 

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