Together with University of Arts London and Mistra Future Fashion, Filippa K presents an exhibit showcasing the collaborative research efforts from Circular Design Speeds: a journey towards disrupting old linear patterns to discover new methods of circular design for sustainability in fashion. Exploring the possibility to transform waste from the heavy industry to resources for the fashion industry by recycling used shipping straps and round slings.

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Education, Waste, incl. Chemicals

Type of initiative
Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

Start date
04/07/2019

Objectives

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.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

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.