Graduation Project 2013

Constanze Buckenlei

Department: Man and Leisure


On average, a person throws away a staggering 30 kilograms of textile every year. The discarded textile mostly ends up in landfills. Constanze Buckenlei's research into different recycling methods for textiles led her to discover a closed-loop system for Polyester, the most-used fibre in the textile industry. A new technology allows used Polyester to be turned into new materials, comparable to those derived from petroleum. To make the ‘Repeat’ method work in the textile industry, Constanze developed the idea of mono-materiality, applicable to a range of textile products. It focuses on the properties of the material and features a circular system for fully recyclable products.

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