The Case for a Circular Fashion Industry
One of the Enel X missions is to facilitate the transition toward a circular economy. The fashion industry is one of Italy’s most strategic economic sectors and among those with the most significant negative impact on the environment. Therefore it needs to become a key driver of the circular economy if we want a more sustainable future. Enel X will contribute to this effort with its Circular Economy Report and by providing cross-sectoral KPIs to produce a Monitor on Circular Fashion along with its partners. The Enel X methodology is cross-sectoral in that it measures how a company applies circular economy principles all along its value chain; it is also specific, because it looks at how a company applies those principles in terms of energy management and consumption at a specific site — for example, a textile factory. The idea is to promote a sustainable value chain for zero-impact fashion products and meet the demands of increasingly environmentally conscious consumers.