Closing the Loop: Intentional Fashion Design Defined by Recycling Technologies

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This chapter focuses on possibilities and limitations in fashion design using a closed loop approach. It describes how future recycling technologies will transform current garment design. As sustainable development enters the understanding of the circular economy (CE) approach, the principle of closing the material loop and recycling technology define the framework in which fashion designers have to work in the future. This chapter shows how this new knowledge on the recycling phase will have practical implications on fashion designers’ ways of designing garment lifecycles in the future. While doing so, the chapter constructs a definition of intentional fashion design that enables recycling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology-driven Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation in the Fashion Supply chain
EditorsGianpalo Vignali, Louise Reid, Daniella Ryding, Claudia Henninger
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-15483-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-15482-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Recycling
  • Closing the loop
  • Intentional fashion design
  • Sorting technology
  • Circular economy


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