||Rethinking textile fashion: New Materiality, Smart Products, and Upcycling
||University of Borås Swedish School of Textiles
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SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation/Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköping University, Sweden
||Swedish Design Research Journal
Keywords: Upcycling, Smart textile, Smart fashion, Sustainability, New materialisms
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Manufacturing operations in much of textile fashion have migrated from the developed economies to developing countries in search of cost economies. Consideration for the natural environment has been lost in the process due to lack of clarity what corporation or some other participant in what kind of an economy is most responsible.
This paper is intended as a thought piece on how new materialisms offers an approach to bring back responsible concern for the natural environment in textile fashion and, perhaps, beyond.
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