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Recycling Used Textile Waste to Achieve Biomimicry and Promote Circular Economy
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1  Student - School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
2  Department of Architecture, School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi,110002, India
Academic Editor: Antonio Concilio


The textile business is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with items often only being worn seven times before ending up in landfills; it ranks sixth globally in terms of waste production. Biomimetics has a long relationship with silk, extending back more than two millennia. This research adopts a multifaceted approach to the circular economy concept, focusing on enhancing textile sorting procedures, devising recycling plans, and prolonging clothing lifespans. With the rise in popularity of the circular economy, more people are beginning to understand the significance of switching from the linear to the circular economic model. To encourage the growth of the circular economic model, several new legislations have been implemented. Many companies have a tendency to recycle their trash and turn it into clothing that is either of poorer quality or that may be raised to the same level with the application of chemicals and significant financial expenditure. The potential of a circular economy for the environment and a multibillion dollar business is examined in this article along with sustainable design approaches that minimise waste. It assesses how much room there is for collaboration in design and manufacturing within the fashion industry. With an emphasis on the expanding field of interdisciplinary textile research, this study examines the possibility of developing a mutually beneficial partnership between industry and academia, especially in the fashion sector, to advance sustainable practices. The purpose of this research paper is to start a conversation on biomimetic practices of the future in the built environment, specifically in relation to sustainability and transformative change. Rethinking manufacturing, maximising the reuse of textile products, adopting reproduction and recycling tactics, redistributing textiles to new markets, and refining techniques to prolong their lifespan are all recommended under this approach.

Keywords: Design, Biomimetic, Circular Economy, Environment, Textile