Creative Design: Graduate

Interweaving E-Waste

  • Boowon Kim (Auburn University)
  • Young-A Lee orcid logo (Auburn University)


The design, Interweaving E-Waste, was contextualized in the context to articulate the ambivalence of technology, through using CAD, digital Jacquard weaving, and zero-waste approach. The design was developed from the creative process of the designer’s experiment with electronic wires portraying the natural disruption we create every day. Every detail in the digital photographs was manifested on the fabric surface, embodying a factual statement of e-waste danger. Textile fabrication was processed through adapting CAD via a digital Jacquard loom. Fabrics with the entangled electronic wire patterns were created and used for the garment production. Digital fabrication through interweaving yarns together shaped a robust surface design, reflecting entangled e-waste we will encounter in the future. The design showcases the unsustainable practices we currently confront in a digital world through the fabric manipulation inspired by e-waste, which promotes sustainability awareness to the public.

Keywords: design technology, Jacquard weaving, surface design, sustainability

How to Cite:

Kim, B. & Lee, Y., (2022) “Interweaving E-Waste”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi:

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Published on
23 Sep 2022
Peer Reviewed