Design for Sustainability

3 Approaches to Designing Out Waste

Designers have a crucial role to play in reducing the impact of the products they design. According to Peter Maddox, director of the UK Waste Reduction Action Programme, 80% of the impact of a garment happens at the design stage. 

As part of our Design for Sustainability series on Common Objective, we look at the techniques designers can employ so that garment waste can be reused or captured in the product design as well as strategies to ensure that products can be disassembled easily for recy…