presentations / projects / magazines
EDUCATION FOR CIRCULARITY
The Textile institute World Conference 2023
Hosted at the University of Huddersfield, i had the pleasure of presenting with my wonderful colleague Dr Jo Conlon, putting out a call to action for like minded educators to drive education in circular fashion forward in HE.
Please get in touch if you want to know more!
HANDS ON BIOFILM!
A Manchester Science Festival event
Hosted at the Science Museum in Manchester, this 'Hands-on Biofilm' workshop explored the many links between food, fabric, fungi and fashion.
Held as part of Manchester Science Festival 2022, it invited the public to come and explore the role of biofilms from every angle.
Over 1200 visitors came to try their hands at building their own biofilm, creating their own biofabric, designing and making their own bio fashion, and sampling fermented foods.
A paper is coming soon!
THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY: TEXTILES 2030
An article in Textiles magazine (2021, Issue 3); a Textile Institute publication
This important initiative, part of the Waste Resources Action Plan (WRAP), promises to be a game changer for all areas of the textiles industry.
I am the lead academic at Manchester Metropolitan University for Textiles 2030 and am working hard with colleagues across the institution to change the face of the HE landscape in light of the climate emergency.
TEXTILES AND LIFE 3: THE NEW NORMAL
The third Manchester and North West section of The Textile Institute student conference.
I led the organisation of this conference which attracted over 150 international delegates from both industry and academia.
The one day conferences was a bit of a change for the section, it was 100% online and was an exciting mix of both poster and oral presentations covering a wide range of topics from the highly technical to high fashion and everything in between!
WEAVING TALES AND SPINNING YARNS
An article in Textiles magazine; a Textile Institute publication
This was written in collaboration with Dr John Parkinson of iinouiio, who specialise in reprocessing waste garments into 'new' yarns.
I am hoping that at some point I can do more work with www.iinouiio.com as what they do is fabulous!
WHO WILL COMPLETE THE LOOP? - FASHION EDUCATION FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Online conference presentation
Sustainable Apparel and Textiles in the Circular Economy
University of Huddersfield
A paper written with my lovely colleague, Lisa Trencher, discussing the findings of a project analysing the skills of undergraduates aligned to the needs of industry in the field of fashion sustainability.