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Review Article

Sustainability Analysis of Decentralised

Fibre-to-Fibre Scenarios Reflecting the Amended

EU Waste Framework Directive  - A Review

Yola Biermann, Bastian Quattelbaum*, Robert Groten

Hochschule Niederrhein, Fachbereich Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik,

University of Applied Sciences, Postanschrift: Webschulstraße 31,

41065 Mönchengladbach, Germany 

(*Corresponding author)


This review examines whether chemical recycling based on the feedstock of cotton textile waste has the economic and sustainable potential to become established and compete with conventional fibres. In a sustainability analysis based on data of publications review, the resource consumption and potential environmental impacts of three recycling fibre scenarios (the Lyocell, the viscose and the cellulose-carbamate scenario) are quantified and compared with the fibres cotton, viscose and Lyocell. Recycled fibres tend to be more sustainable than conventional viscose, Lyocell and cotton.


Original Article - RC (Research Complete)

Adapting to change - an approach

for conducting garment fit trials online

Claire Evans* and Sonja Andrew

University of Huddersfield, Fashion and Textile Department,

Queensgate, Huddersfield, UK

(*Corresponding author)


  • Purpose - Conducting qualitative research involving garment prototype wearer trials, testing the fit of garments pre-production, has been challenging due to Covid 19 personal contact restrictions. This provided an opportunity to develop an approach to fit that could be conducted remotely online.

  • Methodology - Using an action research approach (Townsend, 2013), methods are explored for directing an experimental study using online approaches to wearer fit trials. Practical and technical solutions for live wearer fit trials using remove methods for the collection of data and management of participants are considered.   

  • Findings - This research presents findings into the development of a sequential set of steps for conducting live wearer fit trials online.   

  • Originality - It establishes a new approach for the development of wearer fit trials restricted by personal contact and travel, whilst expanding opportunities to involve participants from a broader worldwide demographic.