Sustainable Design: Circular Economy in Fashion and Textiles

Deborah Gail Moorhouse, Danielle Moorhouse

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Fashion is widely considered the second most destructive industry after oil, to the environment. An EU initiative called the European Clothing Action Plan has been launched to significantly improve by 2019 the sustainability of textiles across their life cycle from design to end of use. Textile waste ending up in landfills has become a huge concern globally. If every brand along the clothing supply chain begin to implement eco-friendly practices, the textile and fashion industries will become significantly more sustainable. Up to 95% of textiles land filled, each year could be recycled. (pure an increasing concern amongst consumers about the social and environmental impact of their purchases, businesses are beginning to understand the benefits and untapped economic potential of efficient use of waste.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1948-S1959
Number of pages12
JournalThe Design Journal
Issue numbersup1
Early online date6 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event12th European Academy of Design Conference: Design for Next - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Apr 201714 Apr 2017
Conference number: 12 (Link to Conference Website)


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