Disappearing Stitch: Exploring e-textiles design for disassembly

Amy Chen

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Abstract

E-textiles combine electronics and textiles, making it difficult to recycle due to the inherent difficulties already associated with its constituent parts, and the tight integration of electronic components and textiles. In order to enable circularity in e-textiles, components need to be easily removed from the textiles. This paper addresses the disassembly of textiles integrated e-textiles, by exploring stitching techniques to create e-textiles that can be readily disassembled. This paper presents the inquiry into designing e-textiles for disassembly. The disappearing stitch project demonstrates how the e-textile design can be designed to leverage existing textile technologies for circular practice and how design can be used to optimise material recovery, allowing the conductive threads and electronic components to be re-used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Design and Semantics of Form and Movement, DeSForM 2023
Subtitle of host publicationBoundless: Aesthetics, Human Experience and Intelligence for the New Normal
PublisherNorthumbria University
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Mar 2023
EventConference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement: Boundless: Aesthetics, Human Experience and Intelligence for the New Normal - Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Jul 20237 Jul 2023
Conference number: 12
https://www.desform2023.org

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement
PublisherNorthumbria University
ISSN (Print)2706-6150

Conference

ConferenceConference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement
Abbreviated titleDeSForM
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period5/07/237/07/23
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