Design Lessons in Disassembly

According to Peter Maddox, director of the UK Waste and Resources Action Programme ‘80% of the impact of a garment is decided at the design stage’.

With fewer than one per cent of garments being recycled into new clothing each year, and only 20 per cent of textiles being recycled at all the designer can play an important role in ensuring that products can be fed into circular economy.

Improving the bottom line

Uninformed or poor choices at the design stage can hinder the ability of a product…