Circular Design with Local Marginalized Sewing Collective

The intern is undertaking a research project on sustainability in the textile industry, and how to make the process not linear, but rather circular, so we can consider what happens to clothing at the end of its life. This research will be useful and beneficial for the partner organization, as the organization has a social enterprise consisting of a group of women who sew as a form of income generation. This livelihood program is now seeking to expand its offering to include sustainability and will benefit from the knowledge produced in this research project. This research will also make their product offering to be unique and be competitive in the textile market, thus making their social enterprise an even more effective tool as a poverty reduction strategy.

Deanna Badi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ranee Lee
Partner University: