Integrating Sustainable Concepts into Textile Design Courses: An Effective Teaching Practices


  • Yao Sidian College of Creative Art, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Rusmawati Ghazali College of Creative Art, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Rosita Mohd Tajuddin College of Creative Art, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia



sustainable design, upcycling, university textile courses, design practice


This study investigates the integration of sustainable design practices into the university's textile curriculum through upcycling practices. The objective of this research is to reduce the environmental impact of the textile industry while promoting innovation and providing opportunities for students. This study provides a comprehensive literature review and case studies to outline the approach to textile upcycling. The upcycling approach is then integrated into the university's textile courses, encouraging students to recycle textiles and adopt sustainable design practices. This research analyses the design practices used and identifies considerations and steps for upcycling sustainable design approaches. Ultimately, this research serves as an extension of the university's textile design curriculum, contributing to a more sustainable future for the textile industry.


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How to Cite

Sidian, Y., Ghazali, R., & Tajuddin, R. M. (2023). Integrating Sustainable Concepts into Textile Design Courses: An Effective Teaching Practices. International Journal of Global Optimization and Its Application, 2(1), 1–11.