Design and Product Development

Using a Design Workflow Model to Assess Industrialization of The Design Process for Zero-Waste

  • Casey R. Stannard (Louisiana State University)
  • Ashley Rougeaux-Burnes (Texas Tech University)
  • Ellen McKinney orcid logo (The University of Alabama)
  • Colleen A Moretz (West Virginia University)
  • Sheri Dragoo (Baylor)
  • Melanie Carrico orcid logo (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)


Zero-waste design offers a sustainable solution to address fabric waste from the mass production process for apparel. A team of design scholars has begun exploring the Carrico Zero-waste Banded Grading (CZWBG) technique as an option for providing standard sizing within the zero-waste framework. The purpose of this research is to detail how the design scholar team has navigated the challenge of providing standardized size ranges within a zero-waste framework to achieve the goal of presenting the CZWBG technique to industry professionals for adoption. A design process model was adopted to detail this work. Although additional time and cost are expected in production to apply the bands and other unique CZWBG construction nuances, the expenses saved in materials, transportation, and textile waste will potentially offset these costs. Therefore, putting the same garment through a mass production process with skilled workers could help lower the expected production times and costs.

Keywords: design process, design, zero waste, industrialization

How to Cite:

Stannard, C. R., Rougeaux-Burnes, A., McKinney, E., Moretz, C. A., Dragoo, S. & Carrico, M., (2024) “Using a Design Workflow Model to Assess Industrialization of The Design Process for Zero-Waste”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
26 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed