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:
Design for Mechanical Textile Recycling
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.