Designing with/designing out waste
Designers have recently shown unique approaches to utilising pre and post consumer waste to eliminate the burden on the environment and produce resource-saving sportswear. Although the concept of ‘designing with waste’ is an important first step, the ultimate goal should be to ‘design out waste’, so that textile waste can be prevented and materials can be used and re-used as part of a circular economy. Anne’s presentation will showcase inspiring examples of how designers have used waste as a valuable raw material, before sharing key design strategies that can contribute to designing out waste altogether. Looking towards the future, Anne will examine the current growth of textile-based wearable technology and the complex environmental challenges arising from these types of performance sports products, before discussing opportunities for developing end-of-life solutions.
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About the orator
Anne is a London-based design professional with over 20 years of experience in the global sportswear and fashion industry. Since 2009, she has been specialising in design-driven sustainable innovation, and her projects include market & consumer research, trend forecasting & analysis, creative direction and collection design & development, as well as inspiring others through lectures, articles and tailor-made sustainable design workshops and tools.
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