This paper examines potential scenarios for achieving reductions in environmental impact of the UK clothing economy through transformative changes and the need for significant shifts in business models for a sustainable future.
This paper uses material flow analysis to track clothing flows through the UK economy as a prelude to considering embodied carbon and changes in economic value across the system.
TCC's Materials Circularity research strand produced bacterial cellulose by recycling three different bio-based waste streams for a sustainable polymer production, which was introduced into preliminary trials for a clean production of regenerated cellulose fibres.
A card-based resource developed for use with consumers, designers, and industry to explore and re-design their experiences of the textile circular economy.
This paper explores how emerging creative technology and interaction design might support a shift in the role of citizens in the Circular Economy.
Mechanical, chemical, biological: Moving towards closed-loop bio-based recycling in a circular economy of sustainable textiles
This paper reviews established methods in mechanical and chemical recycling processes in closed-loop textile recycling of all fibre types, as well as bio-based processes that demonstrate open-loop textile recycling.