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Circular Clothing - Design Strategy

Group Project at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

About the Project

We collaborated on this concept with Circular Clothing, a pioneer project and platform. We need to address the problems of fast fashion, which pollute our environment. The idea of Circular Economy/ Circular Clothing is understood as a restorative and regenerative economy that offers the possibility to transition toward more sustainable, equitable, and economic growth models. As a result, small and medium-sized Swiss textile labels have challenges when attempting to become circular, one of which is access to information. The Circular Clothing company would like to gain and trigger more small and medium-sized companies to go circular. We were asked to design a strategy that would assist them in tackling the challenges they face to create a better tomorrow.

By identifying the circumstances that required change, conducting primary and secondary research, engaging with stakeholders, and outlining obstacles and opportunities, we were able to set toolkit specifications and then design a toolkit that fulfilled them.

Our final strategy allows small and medium-sized Swiss textile labels to participate in an Educational Program. Our goal is to educate companies so that the path is made easier for them by focusing on specific themes that are consistent with the Cradle to Cradle standards and to demonstrate how the Cradle to Cradle certification benefits the companies who engage in our educational program. At the same time, it should act as a source of motivation and encouragement.


Educational Program

Clean Air & Climate Protection Requirements

Water & Soil Stewardship Requirements

Social Fairness Requirements

Fostering a Culture of Social Fairness

Private Label Production Requirements

Our (still) fictional full program consists of the following eight topics:

(taken from the Cradle-To-Cradle User Guide:

 What Is Cradle to Cradle Certified .? - Get Certified -Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, 2021)

Material Health Requirements

Product Circularity Requirements

Digital Tools

  • Miro

  • Adobe XD

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe InDesign

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We are happy to share more about the project upon request.

Here are some links for more information about Circular Clothing and Cradle-to-Cradle:

Special Thanks to Guillermina Noël & Nicolò Luppino and to Circular Clothing for making this opportunity possible.  And thank you to all participants during the co-design session and prototype testings.

Developed by Michelle Arocha, Tamara Jeggli, Nikoletta Temelkou & Hanieh Aslani

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