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Exploring Upcycling as a Design Process Through Fashion Education

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If we accept the premise that upcycling is a design process for a sustainable circular fashion industry, this chapter poses the question, ‘how can we evolve fashion education in response’? Upcycling is more than reworking used garments into new, higher value items. It points to a new design process, fit for a future where we live within planetary boundaries. Focusing on one syllabus within a newly established design university in the United Arab Emirates, this project offers an alternative starting point for educating fashion students and serves as a challenge to the existing approach to design education.

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  • Circular fashion
  • Design process
  • Fashion education
  • Upcycling

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Khamisani, N. (2021). Exploring Upcycling as a Design Process Through Fashion Education. In: Sung, K., Singh, J., Bridgens, B. (eds) State-of-the-Art Upcycling Research and Practice . Lecture Notes in Production Engineering. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72640-9_17

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