Creative Design: Graduate

Zero-Waste Sports Apparel for Bossaball Athletes

  • Kimi Jensen (University of Oregon (SSO))


Zero-waste sports apparel for Bossaball athletes was created with a sustainability focus in mind, to provide better mobility and thermoregulation for players. Bossaball is a relatively new sport, and despite the unique movements and environment used within games, there is no apparel specifically designed for the sport. This project’s purpose was to design apparel specifically for Bossaball players that meet their mobility and thermoregulation needs, in addition to addressing the substantial issue of production waste in the apparel industry. It is estimated that 15 to 20 percent of the fabric used in all apparel manufacturing ends-up as landfill from the cutting room floor. This sport uniform was developed through a new zero-waste design approach, in which a standard roll of four-way stretch fabric is cut in parallelogram pattern panels to construct a uniform top, shorts and protective sleeves. This approach results in reducing significant fabric waste produced during production.

Keywords: Conceptual/experimental, Sustainability, Bossaball, Conceptual, Experimental

How to Cite:

Jensen, K., (2022) “Zero-Waste Sports Apparel for Bossaball Athletes”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi:



Published on
23 Sep 2022
Peer Reviewed