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I am a researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (research group Fashion and Technology), doing my PhD trajectory at the VU. The title of my PhD is: User involvement in design, implications for the sustainability of clothing. My supervisor is Prof. Hein Daanen (VU- Human Movement Sciences) and the co-supervisors Dr. Javier Gimeno Martinez (VU-Faculty of Arts) and Prof. Pieter Jan Stappers (TU Delft- Industrial Design)

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Environmental impact Engineering & Materials Science
Durability Engineering & Materials Science
Obsolescence Engineering & Materials Science
Fabrication Engineering & Materials Science
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
Environmental Impact Arts & Humanities
Clothing Arts & Humanities
Fashion History Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter

Assessing the impact of design strategies on clothing lifetimes, usage and volumes: The case of product personalisation

Gimeno Martinez, J. C., Maldini, I., Daanen, H. A. M. & Stappers, P. J., 10 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 210, p. 1414-1424 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Sustainable development

From “Things of Imitation” to “Devices of Differentiation”: Uncovering a Paradoxical History of Clothing (1950–2015)

Maldini, I. & Manz, R. L., Apr 2018, In : Fashion Theory - Journal of Dress Body and Culture. 22, 1, p. 69-84 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Role

Attachment, Durability and the Environmental Impact of Digital DIY

Maldini, I., 2016, In : The Design Journal. 19, p. 141-157

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Environmental impact
Environmental Impact

The Perfect Dress and its Making: A Comparative Study of the Sartorial Habits of Amsterdam Women (1950s-2010s)

Maldini, I. & Manz, R., 2016, Making Trans/National Design History. Wong, W., Kikuchi, Y. & Lin, T. S. (eds.). Blucher, p. 157-161

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Design and the "global structures of common difference": the extinction of the SUN in Uruguay

Maldini, I., 2014, In : Design and Culture. 6, 1, p. 111-124

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review