Textile Waste Recycling

Project Leads

Lael Lassmann


The life cycle of a clothing garment is extremely resource-intensive and detrimental to the environment. Mass production has enabled the current trend of fast fashion, creating more textile waste. In order to minimize the impact on the environment, we need to reevaluate the current linear fashion business model by incorporating more circular economy concepts and extracting the maximum value of each clothing article. The goal of this project is to find a way to create value from textile waste and educate other students on sustainable fashion practices. 

Project Updates!

March 4, 2021

Despite the current situation with Covid-19, we worked extensively on developing and refining experiments with various fabrics, such as cotton-paper making, closed-loop recycling for wool, and bleaching! 

Now we're starting our final report, and submitting LRA applications to start working remotely on our design!

December 31, 2021

The final report has been completed! It can be accessed here.

Wastenauts TWR Lab Session Presentation 09.13.2022