Examples and Case Studies
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There has been a significant increase in the global sales volume of new fashion clothing over the last ten years, rising the volumes of subsequent disposals. While it is increasingly emphasized that the consumer needs to slow down the fast consumption patterns in order to reduce the waste generation, alternative strategies to divert wastes from landfill have been identified. In the recent past, designers have started remanufacturing discarded clothing by transforming them into timeless, unique fashion pieces. This chapter illustrates the design and construction phases of the fashion remanufacturing process and discusses the implications to mass market approach.