With insights from over 88 leading designers, The Circular Design for Fashion book by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is the ultimate guide for creating sustainable fashion. Learn how to design for circularity, use sustainable materials, and implement closed-loop systems to make a difference in the fashion industry.
The fashion industry is notorious for its wasteful and unsustainable practices. However, there is hope for a more sustainable future, and it starts with designers who are committed to creating circular fashion. The Circular Design for Fashion book by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an essential resource for designers who want to make a difference.
The book is part instruction manual and part manifesto and features insights from over 88 designers. We have highlighted six of them below. It covers topics such as designing for circularity, using sustainable materials, and implementing closed-loop systems. The information in this book is invaluable for anyone who wants to create sustainable fashion.
“I think we’re witnessing a beautiful moment in the industry, where many are actively looking at how they can change their businesses and the way they design products to be fit for the circular economy,” a strategic design manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation told de zeen. “The Circular Design for Fashion book is an essential resource for designers who want to make a difference and create fashion that is sustainable and circular.”
The book features insights from leading designers who are making a real difference in the fashion industry. These designers are committed to using sustainable materials, designing for circularity, and implementing closed-loop systems. They are the trailblazers who are leading the changes necessary for a circular fashion industry to take charge.
If you are a designer who wants to make a difference in the fashion industry, The Circular Design for Fashion book is a must-read. It provides practical guidance on how to create sustainable fashion and become part of the circular economy. With the help of this book and the insights from leading designers, we can create a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.
The 6 brands promoting sustainable fashion and circular design:
- Orange Culture by Adebayo Oke-Lawal – creates gender-fluid garments using a local Nigerian supply chain and repurposes offcuts and unwanted clothes to make new products.
- Raeburn by Christopher Raeburn – focuses on using reclaimed materials and organises workshops to teach new techniques to the community.
- Icicle by Ye Shouzeng and Tao Xiaoma – sources responsibly five core materials for their minimal designs, manufactures them in-house, and applies Tao philosophy to their brand.
- Marine Serre – known for using reclaimed textiles, such as household linens, and for designing based on material rather than the colour palette.
- Fibershed – a non-profit helping brands access hyper-local textile supply chains and use regenerative farming practices, with a recent collaboration with Phoebe English presenting garments at COP26 made within a 250km radius of London.
- Nkwo by Nkwo Onwuka – uses discarded denim to create Dakala cloth and trains local women in traditional textile crafts in Nigeria, also looking into sourcing cotton locally to create a sustainable system.