Beyond ‘Take, Make, Use, Dispose’: How to Design for the Circular Fashion Economy

Fashion can only be truly sustainable by moving towards systems that are circular and actively regenerative. Nicoletta Stecca, director at Circular Economy Victoria and author of rén collective’s circular design guide, breaks down some of the key creative strategies to consider.

The current global health crisis has highlighted weaknesses and complexities in the fashion industry: a sector that was already facing unprecedented upheaval long before the world was forced to a lockdown.

Nobody could predict this sudden halt in production, the prolonged shut down of retail outlets or the significant drop in consumer spending. However, health crisis aside, it’s a few years now that various players in the industry have been calling for urgent change.

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