Circular Economy research group receives Laudes Foundation grant

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development has received a €498,000 grant from Laudes Foundation for a project related to the social impact assessment of Circular Strategies in the Fashion Value Chain. The project is led by Prof. Ernst Worrel, Dr. Jesus Rosales Carreon and PhD researcher Lis Suarez-Visbal.

The four-year project will analyse the Fashion Value Chain from a global and local perspective with emphasis in India, Spain and the Netherlands. It aims to provide evidence of quality of jobs, community well-being and gender equality of applied circular strategies in the fashion field. Partners of the research project include Ashoka, Conserve India (India) and Slow Fashion Next (Spain), and is part of the Circular Economy Hub.

Photo of Lis Suarez Visbal

Lis Suarez-Visbal is a Canadian elected Ashoka fellow, currently residing in the Netherlands with more than 15 years of experience in the global fashion field, working with a lens of sustainability and gender equality. She was the founder and former director of FEM International and ETHIK Eco design hub. These two international initiatives, established in Montreal, contributed to build a more sustainable fashion culture from the producers and the consumer side for over 13 years. 

About Laudes Foundation

Laudes Foundation is an independent foundation joining the growing movement to accelerate the transition to a just and regenerative economy. Responding to the dual crises of climate breakdown and inequality, Laudes supports brave action that will inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good.