- Europe and Central Asia
Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Education, Waste, incl. Chemicals
Type of initiative
Research, Analysis, Assessment
Type of lead actor
Exploring the possibility to transform waste from the heavy industry to resources for the fashion industry by recycling used shipping straps and round slings. The project Circular economy for IVA (Royal Swedish Academy of Engineer Sciences) is looking into Resource Effectiveness and Circular Economy from the textile perspective. A report will be launched with a clear action plan of what is needed to create the change we want to see.
Exhibit showcasing the collaborative research efforts from Circular Design Speeds
Mistra Future Fashion annual event 10-11 of June in Stockholm
World Circular Economy conference in Helsinki
Fashion & Textile 2030 conference in November in Stockholm
Impact and Results
The project is expected to generate meaningful and industry-aligned insights towards a ’systemic change’ in the fashion industry. The basis of the research emerged from the researchers design projects from TED (UAL): Textile Toolbox during phase 2 with the prototypes Ultra Fast Forward (paper textiles), Digital Seamstress and Fast Refashion. The project will also include other researchers (from Supply Chain, User and Recycling fields) reviewing the scientific basis of the ideas, operational logistics and business case. For the first time design decisions will be made with quantified scientific LCA data guiding us through the process, utilizing the data base from Sandra Roos (Swerea) that was finalized in January 2017.