It is still early in the academic year but you just might be able to hear a student or two already counting the days until the Thanksgiving holiday break. When you are in school it can sometimes be difficult to see the point in learning all the things you are being taught. It is only later that you tend to appreciate the knowledge you gained because you have found your education has enabled you to accomplish a small task and/or allowed you to achieve a great objective.
Without knowledge or information, it is hard to move forward and accomplish your goals. The Renewal Workshop understands the power of knowledge to affect change. One of the ways that we work with our Brand Partners on their journey to become more Circular is by offering workshops. These workshops provide information on how to enhance the recyclability and increase the ability for repairs of their products. For instance, knowing that ample seam allowance or simpler zipper stitching can make more repairs possible can potentially change the way their products are designed. As well, the workshops provide an understanding of renewal, resale, and recycling so that brands can incorporate changes in the design of their products that will accommodate the full life of their textiles.
Our Co-Founder Nicole Bassett recently talked about these workshops and more about The Renewal Workshop in this Talking Trash podcast. Take a listen and learn about what we are doing—with your support and the support of our Brand Partners—to provide circular solutions to the apparel and textile industry.