Closing the Loop through Clothing Design
Wishful Thinking or Achievable Practice?
The circular economy concept has made a strong entry into the sustainable
fashion discourse in recent years, and today it seems to be one of the
guiding concepts for moving towards sustainability in the fashion
industry. What it practically means to design garments for circularity,
especially for recycling, remains an underexplored area.
Essi Karell's dissertation investigates an emerging phenomenon – the pursuit of
advancing closed-loop textile recycling: What does it mean from the
perspective of clothing design; and how do current clothing design
practices appear in terms of this endeavour?Read the dissertation here