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Building Circular Economy for Smart Textiles, Smart Clothing, and Future Wearables

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As the textile and garment industries aim at minimizing the impact caused by mass fabrication, fast consumption and relatively short utility span of materials and products, they focus on Circular Economy (CE) principles as a feasible solution. In order to build a new practice, lifestyle and ecology under the upcoming CE transition, in this manuscript we propose new approaches to implement concepts such as materials circularity index (CI) and clothing utility (CU), at personal and social levels and through new design and geometry guidelines. We believe these proposed strategies will be key in building a circular economy for smart textiles, smart clothing and future wearables.

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Chae, Y., Hinestroza, J. Building Circular Economy for Smart Textiles, Smart Clothing, and Future Wearables. Mater Circ Econ 2, 2 (2020).

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