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I am happy to share the new book SUSTAINABILITY IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES - Perspectives from the field of education in Design & Business, to which I had the great opportunity of contributing to alongside wonderful colleagues from VIA University College, Design & Business, Denmark.

The book is in English and you can buy it at Frydendal Publishers.

Last year, we launched the Refashion design strategy contributing to the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles. This year, thousands of visitors will have the great opportunity to experience SOLVE Studio 's sustainable designs up close during the EU Open House.

🏛 The EU Open House is an event organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States to give visitors an insight into European culture. This year, the central themes are sustainable fashion and circularity in the textile industry.

👗 At SOLVE Studio I use the design strategy “ Refashion ”, which is based on reusable fabric modules, to create sustainable fashion. Depending on the need, the modules are exchanged or new fashion pieces are designed from them. In collaboration with the team from the Institute of Computer Science, University of St.Gallen, as part of Circular Lab, we are working to scale-up Refashion with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

👜 The S-bags system by SOLVE Studio invites you to co-create your favourite designs. The designs are downloadable and easy to make (no sewing required) with pre-owned materials. Local manufacturing decreases CO2 emissions from shipping & packaging while co-creation promotes product life extension by building greater attachment to the product. 

No time to be in Washington, DC? Then take a look at our paper on Refashion or check out the S-bags system:

We are excited to share our newly published research in Design Studies: The refashion circular design strategy – Changing the way we design and manufacture clothes

There are many key factors that contribute towards the transition to a sustainable and circular fashion industry. My colleagues and I have addressed design and manufacturing in our article “The refashion circular design strategy – Changing the way we design and manufacture clothes” that has been recently published in Design Studies (available here free of charge).

In our paper we introduce a novel circular design strategy that enables multiple reutilization of fabric and enables sustainable product-service systems and circular value chains. We also show how circular design and flexible manufacturing technology complement each other and how the Internet of Things enables dynamic reconfiguration of manufacturing systems.

We will be continuing our research within the Circular Lab and delivering workshops to share the knowledge gained. Reach out to us if you are an educational institution that would like to host a workshop for their students where they can learn how to design and make circular fashion by applying the Refashion circular design strategy to their own designs.

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