The textile system is one of the most influential production activities at a global level from an environmental point of view, both in relation to the processes that characterize the supply chain and in relation to pre- and post-consumer waste. It produces million tons of global greenhouse gas emissions per year and it consumes millions of liters of water; it uses million tons of chemical products. Furthermore, millions of tons of special textile wastes are yearly landfilled. Less of 1% of materials used to produce clothes becomes part of a closed-loop recycling and less of 2% are recycled in other industrial activities. Changing the textile industrial linear model in a circular one according to Systemic Design principles is advisable, starting from wastes and by-products. As proved in the working paper wastes can assumed as inputs of new production systems. Particularly the scientific contribution deals with some research activities carried out within a project titled EDILTEX - Innovation for reusing in textile companies. The achievements are described, showing that construction and fashion are fields only apparently far from each other. They can - on the contrary - developing powerful synergies and products with interesting technological and physical performances.

Building the fashion’s future: How turn textiles’ wastes into ecological building products / Giordano, Roberto; Montacchini, Elena Piera; Tedesco, Silvia. - In: STRATEGIC DESIGN RESEARCH JOURNAL. - ISSN 1984-2988. - 13:2(2020), pp. 284-293. [10.4013/sdrj.2020.132.11]

Building the fashion’s future: How turn textiles’ wastes into ecological building products

Giordano, Roberto;Montacchini, Elena Piera;Tedesco, Silvia
2020

Abstract

The textile system is one of the most influential production activities at a global level from an environmental point of view, both in relation to the processes that characterize the supply chain and in relation to pre- and post-consumer waste. It produces million tons of global greenhouse gas emissions per year and it consumes millions of liters of water; it uses million tons of chemical products. Furthermore, millions of tons of special textile wastes are yearly landfilled. Less of 1% of materials used to produce clothes becomes part of a closed-loop recycling and less of 2% are recycled in other industrial activities. Changing the textile industrial linear model in a circular one according to Systemic Design principles is advisable, starting from wastes and by-products. As proved in the working paper wastes can assumed as inputs of new production systems. Particularly the scientific contribution deals with some research activities carried out within a project titled EDILTEX - Innovation for reusing in textile companies. The achievements are described, showing that construction and fashion are fields only apparently far from each other. They can - on the contrary - developing powerful synergies and products with interesting technological and physical performances.
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