Re:Textile – Feasibility of Conditional Design
In the apparel industry, little consideration is given to the problems occurring in the recycling phase when the products are designed. In fact, the final products are “contaminated” both regarding material composition at all levels and the use of different chemical treatments. As a result, enormous quantities of material and value are disposed of at the end of the global textile value chain.
To create a sustainable system for textile and clothing, flows must both ‘close the loops’ and slow down the pace of volume growth. This means creating products with better quality, designed for durability, serviceable, re-designable and re-usable at the end of their life, and that are the first choice for consumers. How can design/construction dramatically affect the outcome and create conditions for a positive synthesis?
Here are extracted some example of incremental design (p7-8) or evolutive design:
Below is illustrated an example showing the ink customization option (p18-19):
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