Part 3:


(understanding how the partners connect)
Final level of the interactive map, the circular ecosystem proposed by the New Cotton Project functions by identifying the system’s phases, its stakeholders and potential materials which could be re-inserted into the ecosystem.

This final level of the map was then divided into 3 main areas, thus representing the three most important sets of activities within the ecosystem:

  1. Manufacture: The production of the goods;
  2. Design: The Specifications and planning of the collection and its products;
  3. Post-return: What to do with the garments after they were used.

Expected time dedication: 1 hour
(only map, without further reading).
Use desktop devices for best experience.


Stage which represents the production of the pieces composing the collection, manufacture is important to understand how InfinnaTM behaves, areas where it is wasted and could be better used, or other activities which could provide more raw material for the ecosystem.


As the New Cotton Project was proposed as a case study to bring a laboratory-level development to a commercial scale, design considerations were crucial for the market experience, therefore specifications and planning of the collection and its products had a great impact on the overall ecosystem.


Visibility and understanding of this stage was already highlighted on the previous activities, but the activities present on the post-return phase of the New Cotton Project serve to enlighten the industry and the consumer to this reality.

Further reading can be found here:

Auxiliary slides

Slides for further details on the further associations of the ecosystemic flow.