UK-Nigeria Circular Fashion Global Innovation Network

The UK-Nigeria Circular Fashion Global Innovation Network is a new initiative led by the Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa Project team based in Nigeria to catalyse a revolutionary transformation in the Nigerian fashion industry by adopting circular fashion principles and innovations. Both the UK and Nigeria share a common goal – to create a high impact, innovative but socially responsible fashion industry.

About the network

Nigeria’s fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and dynamic in Africa, drawing international attention due to the distinctiveness of the materials that stand out from the crowd. Conversations in the industry are beginning to tilt towards circular fashion characterised by ethical sourcing and production, reduced environmental impact, and a commitment to social responsibility.

The UK-Nigeria Circular Fashion Global Innovation Network will foster relationships and opportunities for future collaboration within the industry. The network will engage stakeholders on key elements needed for the development of the Nigerian circular fashion industry including innovation, product design, material selection, recycling infrastructure, supply chain transparency, policy, regulation, consumer awareness and education, technology and economic incentives. See our key drivers below.

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Circular Fashion Knowledge Exchange and Workshops

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Cross-Border Collaborations among Designers, Researchers and Brands

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Sustainable Materials and Technology Sourcing

Focus areas

Digital Fashion

Digital Fashion

In this area, we will be focusing on businesses promoting digital solutions within the fashion industry.

Redefining Chemicals in Manufacturing

Redefining Chemicals in Manufacturing

We will support organisations reducing the harmful environmental effects associated with traditional chemical processes in textile manufacturing.

Recycling and Upcycling of Textiles

Recycling and Upcycling of Textiles

We will be focusing on the adoption of circular business models, such as leasing and take-back programs, to extend the lifecycle of fashion products.

Recycling of Waste for Sustainable Fabrics

Recycling of Waste for Sustainable Fabrics

This area will cover exploring innovative ways to utilise other types of sustainable materials such as agricultural waste, fish skin etc in the creation of fabrics.


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