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(Thinking Apart, 2010-10)
During today’s economic downturn, innovation will be more important than ever. The sooner far-sighted strategies are developed and implemented by government, business and other agencies, the more a better world will be ...
Scaling up British fashion upcycling businesses: Multi-stakeholder perspectives
(Global Fashion Conference 2018, 2018-12-31)
Purpose: Fashion upcycling, the process of using waste clothing and textiles to create new products, is an alternative to business-as-usual practices which can effectively address concerns on excessive consumption of energy ...
Factors Influencing Upcycling for UK Makers
Changing consumer behaviour can reduce environmental impacts. Upcycling is one of the understudied yet promising, environmentally sustainable behaviours that has the potential to contribute to the reduction of waste and ...
Appropriate technology; Renewable resources; Source reduction; and Waste
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2015-11-05)
Evaluation of Suitability of Rapid Prototyping Techniques for Use by Children
Technology that facilitates rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing has become increasingly available to the ordinary user in the home, the office, or at school. These rapid prototyping technologies should make it possible ...
An alternative approach to influencing behaviour: Adapting Darton’s Nine Principles framework for scaling up individual upcycling
(Design Research Society, 2016-06-27)
Behaviour change or influencing behaviour has recently been recognised as a new role of design by design academics and practitioners. Some approaches have been explored in past research, yet most focused on behaviour ...
Multi-stakeholder perspectives on the challenges and success factors for scaling up upcycling businesses in fashion industry in the UK
(Grafima Publications, 2017-10-01)
The fashion industry causes serious environmental impacts through its consumption of energy and material resources and its use of chemicals. Alternatives to business-as-usual practices within the fashion industry can ...
Sustainable design responses for residential high-rises
Sustainable design responses for residential high-rises is a viable topic with multiple answers. There are many separate types of researches in the literature on building envelope and applicable green technologies, but the ...
A review on upcycling: Current body of literature, knowledge gaps and a way forward
(World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2015-04-13)
Upcycling is a process in which used materials are converted into something of higher value and/or quality in their second life. It has been increasingly recognised as one promising means to reduce material and energy use, ...
Sarah Turner–Eco-artist and designer through craft-based upcycling
(Craft Research, 2015-03-01)
Sarah Turner is an eco-artist and designer who practices craft-based upcycling with waste plastic bottles and cans to create lighting, sculpture and decorative home interior products. Since 1998, her enthusiasm, creativity ...