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titude of ways, e.g., designing in module for easy detachment and reattachment, design for remanufacturing comprises of design for easy disassembly and assembly. Sinha et al. ( 2015 ) highlight a generalized remanufacturing fashion process that is elemental in supporting ef fi ciency and effectiveness of reverse supply chain by meeting scale, speed, and quality issues. Furthermore, strategies for product dura- bility that addresses obsolescence of quality include design for more robust products, while timeless design and degrees of customization ensure extension of product life span by reducing obsolescence of desire (Mont 2008 ). Indeed, tight component and product cycles of use and reuse aided by product design create positive opportunities for CE. This further distinguishes CE from linear economy which loses large amounts of embedded materials, energy, and labor. More importantly an integrated systemic view of the whole system is required to design value from waste. 3.3 Archetype 3 Substitute with Renewables and Natural Processes Currently, the growth-oriented motives of a globalized throwaway society have constantly depleted the Earth s resilience by creating a decrease and imbalance in the natural capital. Rockstr ö m and Klum ( 2012 ) have highlighted this as the Sustainable Design and Business Models in Textile and Fashion 117
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quadruple squeeze where 60 % of the key ecosystem resources are utilized in support of human well-being, thus rapidly eroding Earth s resilience potential. Global Footprint Network ( 2014 ) measures have shown that the ecological footprint of production and consumption in terms of the Earth s regenerative capacity has increased from little <0.5 in 1960 to 1.5 Earths currently, and by 2050 we will need 2.3 Earths. Such business as usual (BAU) would result in severe resource scarcity in the near future. Thus, substitution of fossil fuel-based energy and resource sys- tems by renewable materials is a key to achieve impact reduction on the Earth and environment. Several strategic frameworks and concepts such as Blue economy, Zero Emissions (ZERI), Biomimicry, and The Natural Step are concerned with the potential for creating environmentally benign industrial processes and live within current resource constraints, by making better use of renewable resources (green manufacturing) or drawing inspiration from processes occurring in nature (biomimetics) (Aneja and Pal 2015 ; Bocken et al. 2014 ). The term green manufacturing in textiles and apparel can be looked at in two ways (Green Technica 2012 ): 1. manufacturing of green products, particularly those using renewable resources and energy systems or resources having reduced environmental impacts, and 2. greening of manufacturing reducing pollution and waste by minimizing natural resource use, recycling and reusing what was considered waste, and reducing emissions.
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