Episode 5 of The Impact Fashion Podcast centres around circular design. The episode features an interview with Patrick McDowell, London based fashion designer and Sustainable Design Director at Pinko.
We talked about:
- Designing using market data and research
- The role of the fashion designers today
- Using ‘waste’ or offcuts to create newness
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Patrick quoted a statistic in the episode that says the fashion industry has 70% waste. It is estimated, in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’ ‘A New Textile Economy’ report that 73% of clothing produced globally is landfilled or incinerated. The report also suggests that 12% of textiles are wasted or loss in the production of clothing. See page 20 of the report.
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