Closed Loop and Up-cycling in Press

TED Senior Research Fellow Dr Kate Goldsworthy was interviewed by Claudia Cahalane at The Guardian to discuss the circular economy approach in the textile and clothing industry.

The sustainable business online article explores different sustainable initiatives within the clothing and fibre sector. Kate discusses her upcoming paper Design for Cyclability, which is about the role of proactive design approaches towards a circular economy, and the importance of industry to focus on ‘cradle to cradle’ principles. To read the full Guardian article click here.

Professor Becky Earley, Director of Textile Futures Research Centre was interviewed by the Ecotextile News to discuss up-cycling and closed loop production for fashion retailers.

The article investigates the need for designers, waste specialists and garment maufacturers to work in situ, to make these textile processes a financial and attractive proposition for leading clothing brands and retailers, with the need for the fashion and textile industry to invest in sustainable intiatives in industry and manufacturing. You can read the full version of this article in the latest issue of Ecotextile News, and an excerpt from the article here.