Circular Strategies

Circular Strategies

Life Cycle Thinking and design methodologies to enable cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange for circular decision-making in bio-based garment design

To enable garments to be fully sustainable within a local, bio-based scenario, garments need to be designed so that they can be produced, used, re-used, remanufactured, and the material recovered, in the most appropriate ways. Circular Design tools and methods are used to bridge disciplinary boundaries and bring in crucial knowledge about the impacts and opportunities throughout the garment life cycle. This process informs decisions at every stage of the garment production and use, from raw material, to business models and use, so that appropriate decisions can be made by everyone involved in the full garment story.

Circular Design for Bio-based Textiles
Life Cycle Thinking Workshop led by design researchers from the Centre for Circular Design (CCD) for the H2020 Trash-2-Cash project, University of the Arts London, November 2016

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