Resilience Case Study: Building a resilient clothing and textile industry in Cape Town
  Aug 14, 2019     Resilient Cape Town, 100 Resilient Cities, Resilience, waste sector desk, Case Study, POLYCO, green economy, recycling, Cape Town, carbon, GreenCape, waste, general, Document, News, Library

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.

Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019).

GreenCape has published a resilience case study looking at how to building a resilient textile industry, appropriately titled: Building a resilient clothing and textile industry in Cape Town, South Africa.

The case study specifically focuses on the clothing and textile industry and efforts to adapt to shocks and stresses related to resource scarcity. It reflects on:

  • the potential impact of climate change on the resilience of the industry, with a specific focus on the impact of the recent drought;
  • the impact of increased load shedding and electricity costs on production; and
  • the opportunity for improved efficiencies, including the identification of circular and value-add solutions.

To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).