Creative Design: Undergraduate

Plastic Reduction

  • Yi Jiang (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts)
  • Yikang Wang (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts)
  • Zeyu Liu (Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts)
  • Chanjuan Chen (University of North Texas)


While plastic brings convenience to human beings, it also floods, which also brings endless trouble and disaster to our environment. This design is created using recycled plastic packaging and bags sourced from mail delivery services. The main materials for the garment are selected from these recycled plastic bags, with black and green colors chosen as the primary hues, while a small amount of other colored plastic is added as accents. By using a modular approach, the design breaks away from the traditional way of clothing and allows for various combination possibilities. The color scheme of black and green, as well as the modular unit shapes created from our handmade textiles, draw inspiration from the digital logo found on plastic products.

Keywords: plastic, sustainability, modularity, textile design, recycle, upcycle

How to Cite:

Jiang, Y., Wang, Y., Liu, Z. & Chen, C., (2024) “Plastic Reduction”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
27 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed