Nalaka Seneviratne, CEO Eco Spindles Yarn, shared his views on the ‘Influence of Circularity in Textile Innovation’ at a recent panel discussion during the 6th Responsible Fashion Summit held in Colombo.
Joining him in the discussion was Moyne Perera, Stretchline, Paige Earlam, Plexus-Cotton, UK & Africa and Joy Nunn, Purfi US & Belgium.
The Responsible Fashion Summit is an annual event presented jointly by Sri Lanka Apparel and Sri Lanka’s Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) was held for the 6th consecutive year.
This year’s edition themed ‘‘Circularity-in-Action’, focused on the progressive journey towards achieving circularity within the supply chain of the apparel sector. The summit comprised four panels led by a set of elite panelists representing both the local and global fashion industry. Eco Spindles was among the main sponsors in supporting the summit.
Addressing the audience, Nalaka discussed Eco Spindles contribution in reducing its carbon footprint through innovative technology converting post-consumer PET plastics into polyester yarn while also reducing the use of water and energy consumption. He also shared the company’s next innovation drive of recycling waste yarn/fabric back into polyester yarn.
He also spoke on the need to expand partnerships and collaborations among government, public and private stakeholders to create greater awareness on waste segregation and collection mechanisms.