Multifunctional Children Clothing Design Process Based on the Eco-Fashion Design Model


  • Siti Shukhaila Shaharuddin University Malaysia Sarawak
  • Marzie Hatef Jalil University Malaysia Sarawak


children’s clothing, design for disassembly, Eco-fashion design, multifunctional design, recycling technology, zero-waste design


The purpose of this study was to develop the design of multifunctional children’s clothing that supports sustainability goals. This paper proposes multifunctional clothing that can be recycled and decomposed at the end of the clothing’s lifespan. In particular, the Eco-fashion design model was adopted in this project. After analyzing fashion consumption and problems in children’s product design, four items of multifunctional children’s clothing were developed. Multifunctional children’s clothing design focuses on material selection, zero-waste techniques, design for disassembly and children’s health. Thus, the minimization of material diversity as well as the application of zero-waste design techniques and multifunctional design guidelines for children’s clothing design can be implemented towards sustainability in order to preserve the environment by selecting recyclable materials, promoting profit and human health concerning multifunctional purposes and international standards for children’s clothing design. The findings can be used in various apparel products to help mitigate problems related to environmental pollution and resource depletion in the apparel industry.

Author Biographies

Siti Shukhaila Shaharuddin, University Malaysia Sarawak

Siti Shukhaila Shaharuddin is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts, University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. She also holds a position as Postgraduate Coordinator at the faculty. Her research areas include Graphic Design, Service Design, Design Thinking, Innovation Design, Visual Communication, User Experience (UX) Design, and Arts and Humanities.

Marzie Hatef Jalil, University Malaysia Sarawak

Marzie Hatef Jalil is a PhD in Textile and Fashion Design in the Department of Design Technology at the University of Malaysia Sarawak. She is a designer, author, and facilitator who works primarily in the field of sustainable fashion and textile design practice. Her research interests include zero waste, consumer behaviour in purchasing sustainable clothes, sustainable design and development in the fashion industry.


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