With the e-textile industry still in its infancy, an opportunity exists to establish design standards that facilitate disassembly, recycling and reuse of used yarn and conductive thread. Unfabricate demonstrates one such approach with a design that makes unraveling for reuse quick and easy.

Unfabricate Handbook



  • Shanel Wu and Laura Devendorf. 2020. Unfabricate: Designing Smart Textiles for Disassembly. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–14. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376227 (Honolulu, Hawaii (virtual) – April 25-30, 2020).


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