Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Case Study: Possibility of Application of Cradle to Cradle C2C Theory for the Textile Context of Santa Catarina

Renata Vavolizza, and Liliane Iten Chaves

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Abstract: This research presents possibilities for insertion of sustainable practices in the textile production process, from a systemic and sustainable approach in design. It was investigated the possibility of proposing the main concept of the Cradle to Cradle theory — Eco-effectiveness — in the context of the textile or clothing industries in Santa Catarina. The survey of existing literatures built the theoretical foundation, with emphasis on the authors William McDonough and the chemist Michael Braungart.

  The research was set up as a Case Study. Data collection was done with semi-structured open-ended interviews, applied to six stakeholders of a medium-sized industry from northern Santa Catarina and using direct, spontaneous and systematic observation .The analysis strategy presents the results in a systematic way, in agreement with the research objectives. The aim is to disseminate information on sustainability practices applicable in the textile and clothing sector, which allow specific bases for the construction of new design projects.


Key words: textile industry, sustainability, sustainable textile design

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