Globally, 80% of discarded clothing / textiles end up in landfills turning into toxic waste sites or are sent for incineration. Textile recycling can’t solve overproduction since the fashion industry relies on planned obsolescence which influences a throwaway lifestyle, meanwhile hyper-consumerism enables this cycle that relies on exporting textile waste overseas instead of first managing it. Notably, these overseas countries have developed innovative solutions to deal with our waste that we should learn from. How might we redefine the concept of waste? Norwin will discuss the need to build closed loop systems through local community-based programs that promote a culture of reuse and repair.
As part of the 2023 DesignTO festival.
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