Circular Fashion

Circular Design Decision-Making Tree: Durability Versus Recylability

Use this circular design decision-making tree to help you to decide whether to prioritise durability or recyclability when designing circular garments.

Why we created the decision-making tree

Circular design is all about keeping garments in use for as long as possible before they are recycled at end-of-life. But this can present a challenge for designers. By making a garment more durable, it can actually be harder to disassemble and recycle so it is important to know whether durability or recyclability should be prioritised at the outset. 

How to use this tool

1. Decide if the item of clothing you are designing fits in the frequently worn o…

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