Clothing is rarely designed to aid recycling at the end of life. Design can influence both the active life of clothing and suitability for reuse or recycling when discarded by its user. This chapter discusses some important aspects of design for recycling, such as durability, homogeneity of composition, compatibility with industrial recycling processes, yarn and fabric structure, coatings and printed surfaces, adhesives and lamination, joint selection, disassembly time, and labeling. Small design modifications in clothing to facilitate automated disassembly are also considered for the removal of labels, logos, buttons, and zippers without damaging the surrounding fabric.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Apparel|
|Subtitle of host publication||Production, Processing and Recycling|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Aug 2015|