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Matteo Maccario

MA work

MA work


Minima is a digital assistant that makes decluttering easy. The Minima system interactively guides users through the decluttering process and helps them discover and pass on their unused clothing. Minima helps people reclaim their wardrobes while giving their unused clothes new life!

Reversing the decreasing trend in average clothing utilisation would have an enormous positive impact on both the textile industry and our world at large. It is this project’s aim to increase clothing utilisation by helping people recognise and pass on their unused or underused clothing more effectively, to then ultimately increase that clothing’s usage. 

This project focuses on the decluttering process that takes place in the home, and the consumer closure experience, to try and affect positive consumer behaviour change and increase the quantity and velocity of underused clothing handoffs (e.g. donations, resale, sharing, etc.). 



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2018

  • Matteo Maccario is an interdisciplinary design engineer focused on developing innovative and sustainable solutions to the world's problems. Matteo's passion lies in helping people explore and develop the unrealized value that surrounds them. His current work is based on redefining and redesigning the endings of products, processes, and services, in order to help accelerate the advent of the circular economy and a brighter future!

  • Degrees

  • Lean Six Sigma Certificate, University of Toronto, 2015; BSc Mechanical Engineering, Western University, 2011
  • Experience

  • Research & Development Consultant, Self-Employed, 2016; Program Manager, ABS Machining, Toronto, 2015; Process Planner, ABS Machining, Toronto, 2013-2014; Engineering Coordinator, ABS Machining, Toronto, 2011-2013; Market Research Analyst, Silfab Solar Inc., 2011