It is clear that our future economic system will be to a large degree circular. What is not clear is how to get there. This special issue calls for papers that focus on how a circular economy approach (reduce, reuse, recycle) might be leveraged to mitigate EU dependencies from critical products, components, and raw materials across sensitive value chains (please see EU industrial strategy 2020).
This Special Issue seeks contributions that help fully articulate how clothing users extend the life of their clothes and address the problem of textile waste. We invite research studies and conceptual or theoretical papers that provide new understanding of clothing users as agents of change and how usership is fostered.