DESIGN FOR RECYCLING KNITWEAR
Cathryn is exploring the potential for design to drive a more circular materials economy in which her research focuses on:
Design for Recycling Knitwear
This spans the cascading, blending and sorting 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 design using problematic blended textile fibres so that they can be recycled in the future, towards a more circular future. Cathryn's background as a designer as a knitwear 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.