Rethinking textile fashion: New Materiality, Smart Products, and Upcycling

  • Antti Ainamo
Keywords: Upcycling, Smart textile, Smart fashion, Sustainability, New materialisms


Manufacturing operations in much of textile fashion have migrated from the developed economies to developing countries in search of cost economies. Consideration for the natural environment has been lost in the process due to lack of clarity what corporation or some other participant in what kind of an economy is most responsible.

This paper is intended as a thought piece on how new materialisms offers an approach to bring back responsible concern for the natural environment in textile fashion and, perhaps, beyond.


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How to Cite
Ainamo, A. (2016) “Rethinking textile fashion: New Materiality, Smart Products, and Upcycling”, Swedish Design Research Journal, 12(2), pp. 53-60. doi: 10.3384/svid.2000-964X.14253.
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