Initiative aims to create more resilient, sustainable fashion industry

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Fashionomics Africa initiative
The African Development Bank is analysing the impact of the textile sector onthe environment to deploy climate-friendly solutions in Africa through the Fashionomics Africa digital marketplace and mobile app. PHOTO: ImageCollab

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global value chains with factories closing doors, borders closing and travel restrictions causing a negative impact on African businesses and leaving workers feeling the worst effects. A panel composed of industry experts at the Fashionomics Africa initiative on 3 September discussed building more resilient value chains through innovative business models to keep garments in use longer, using renewable materials and recycling old clothes into new products.

The panel was made up of experts from the Parsons School of Design, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a UK-based charity, and creative minds behind