DESIGN for MECHANICAL TEXTILE RECYCLING
Cathryn is exploring the potential for design to drive a more circular materials economy in which her research focuses on:
This spans the cascading, blending and design within the textile recycling system. Specialising in wool and acrylic recycling from knitwear, which are difficult to be re-used. The research investigates how we might best recycle problematic blended textile fibres, creating a more circular future. Cathryn's background as a designer in the fashion industry has heavily influenced her research, and includes testing recycled materials at an industrial scale.
Cathryn previously worked as a research assistant at CCD on the Mistra Future Fashion project. As part this work Cathryn aided the 'Circular Design Speeds' research.