Guardian live chat – Recycled fashion: how do we close the loop?

Recycled Fashion - Photograph- Axel Schmidt Reuters - via the Guardian

Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

On Wednesday 18 February, 1.30pm – 2.30pm GMT, TED Senior Research Fellow Dr Kate Goldsworthy will be part of a panel of experts in fashion and the circular economy for the Guardian live chat.

The discussion on ‘Recycled fashion: how do we close the loop?’ invites to join the online debate where the panel will answer questions for the potential of a circular economy in the fashion industry:

  • Which textiles can currently be recycled, and which pose problems?
  • Which new technologies or projects have the potential to make a big impact on the fashion industry?
  • How will recycling impact the business model of fashion brands?
  • How can fashion brands collaborate to achieve closed-loop fashion, and what might prevent collaboration?
  • How can designers and the public be encouraged to engage in closed-loop fashion?


Other panelists include Hélène Smits (The Circular Textiles Program), Carola Tembe (H&M), Lucy Norris (University College London) and Lynn Wilson (Love your Clothes campaign in Scotland), Annie McCourt (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) and Carol Rose (WRAP).

The live chat is completely text based and will take place on this Guardian page in the comments section, kicking off on Wednesday 18 February at 1.30pm GMT. You can submit any questions in advance by using the form below, tweeting them to @GuardianSustBiz using #askGSB or sending an email to and we’ll put them to the panel on the day.