Karen Dennis (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Evans, C. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Charles Kahabi (Speaker), A Lugallo (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Exported waste clothing, emanating from a western context, saturate indigenous African markets but satisfy local clothing needs. This produces a dichotomy in ways in which it is viewed and the necessary actions needed to address the issues of waste within a circular economy. Experiences and outputs from recycling clothing waste in a UK based context are applied to that of a Tanzanian context and methods for re-appropriating this waste back into manufacturing systems are explored. These include ideas for re-exporting remanufactured garments back to their place of discarding and of working cross culturally with local designers and businesses to address indigenous clothing and manufacturing capacities and needs.
23 Nov 2016 → 24 Nov 2016
Circular Transitions: A Mistra Future Fashion Conference on Textile Design and the Circular Economy