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Will Circularity Reshape Apparel Trade Patterns? Explore EU Retailers’ Sourcing Strategies for Clothing Made from Recycled Textile Materials

Authors
  • Leah Marsh (University of Delaware)
  • Sheng Lu (University of Delaware)

Abstract

This study explores retailers’ sourcing strategies for clothing made from recycled textile materials in the five largest EU apparel retail markets, including the UK, Italy, France, Germany, and Spain. The study’s findings created new knowledge regarding the sourcing patterns for clothing made from recycled textile materials and shed new light on such products’ unique supply chains.The results also offer valuable input for retailers interested in expanding into the EU’s recycled clothing markets.         

Keywords: EU, recycled clothing, retailer, sourcing patterns

How to Cite:

Marsh, L. & Lu, S., (2024) “Will Circularity Reshape Apparel Trade Patterns? Explore EU Retailers’ Sourcing Strategies for Clothing Made from Recycled Textile Materials”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17601

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Published on
27 Jan 2024
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