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Top Recommendations to Achieve Circularity in Design

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Book Recommendation; by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation

A change is happening, let's create it!

Creative Director Ferdinando Verderi says:

"We are an industry of desire. We create desire, we value desire, and we live by desire. We understand desire is everything and we know how to use it; communities gather around our dreams. We now have the responsibility to put our talent to serve the greater good, and direct designers toward something we all need, a better world. It is the best way, and soon the only way, to make our industry more relevant, more useful, and more sustainable.

We need to; Design less, Design better, Design knowing, Design values,

and Design together.

The Circular Design for Fashion book by Ellen McCarthur Foundation is not only is it highly informative, but it is also so visually appealing and fun to flip through! With a layout like a collage, the pages are filled with industry expert profiles, featured designers, and how to get started designing into a circular life cycle.

The book covers:

Myths & truths about circular design

Designing using systems thinking

Designing with 3 principles in mind

How to get started.

Who is this book for?

The fashion industry needs a redesign:

This book invites you to embark on a journey toward the future of design. It has been written in recognition of fashion’s huge potential to move towards a circular economy and in homage to its creatives – passionate pioneers in the constant search for reinvention.

A new mindset

"This book offers a creative lens through which to discover and develop new products and navigate radical transformation while addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges. A contribution to a growing global circular design movement Design decisions shape how we interact with the world around us, and creatives across every industry and demographic are embracing their role in reimagining products, services, and systems. Insights from over 80 early circular design practitioners in fashion They include established luxury brands -– Gucci and Vivienne Westwood, independent labels -–Kevin Germanier and Marine Serre, high-street giants -– Gap and H&M, pioneers of the virtual fashion experience -– Alvanon and The Fabricant, and clothing resale and rental specialists -– thredUP and Vestiaire Collective. While achieving a completely circular economy will take time, these practitioners have all started their journey. Their perspectives and insights have helped build a rich understanding of circular design and what it means for the fashion industry. The gateway to a world of creativity It seeks to ignite curiosity, giving the inspiration and encouragement to explore, learn, and cultivate a new design mindset." From: The Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Just one of the featured designers Bethany Williams and how she created a systems-based process for social and environmental good. To learn more about Bethany, visit our blog post: Favorite Find: Bethany Williams

Order a copy for yourself or special someone here:

Biblio Books; A small, privately held, and self-financed company located in Asheville, North Carolina

Amazon: Free shipping for Amazon Prime members


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