Research

An Interview with Studio Houndstooth

Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock

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Studio Houndstooth is an experimental, multidisciplinary textile & materials design research studio, founded by Philippa Brock and Jo Pierce.

They investigate, interrogate (more…)

Workshop

Shavasana Shirt

Prof. Becky Earley

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In order to drive the profound cultural and industrial change that is needed to achieve a more sustainable future, designers must be many things. Aside from creating less impactful materials, products and processes, we must design new systems and services (more…)

Event

Circular by Design

Prof. Becky Earley and Dr. Kate Goldsworthy

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Design in Action (DiA), a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based primarily at the University of Dundee, will host a ‘chiasma’ innovation event. Entitled Circular by Design, is it is being run in partnership (more…)

Workshop

Pushing the Bounds of Materials and Information

Dr Kate Goldsworthy

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As experimentation for a circular economy gathers pace, it is becoming more and more evident that we need an effective way to track and trace materials, components and products through a system –from manufacture to end of life. One of the key lessons (more…)

PhD Completetion

An Interview with Jennifer Ballie

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Design Researcher Jen Ballie, a recipient of the ongoing Neal’s Yard Scholarship, has recently completed a PhD at Chelsea College of Arts and  TFRC. Her thesis: “E-Co-Textile Design: how can textile design and making, combined with social media tools, achieve a more sustainable fast fashion future?” encompasses an inherent passion  (more…)

Forum

Guardian Live Chat – Recycled Fashion: How do we close the loop?

Dr Kate Goldsworthy

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On Wednesday 18 February, 1.30pm – 2.30pm GMT, TED Senior Research Fellow Dr Kate Goldsworthy will be part of a panel of experts in fashion and the circular economy for the Guardian live chat. (more…)

Forum

Textiles and the Circular Economy #circularbydesign

Prof. Becky Earley and Dr. Kate Goldsworthy

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Design in Action will be hosting a Twitter hour on ‘Textiles and the Circular Economy’ on Thursday 12th February from 10.30 am.

Setting the scene for the upcoming ‘Circular by Design*’ Chiasma in partnership with (more…)

Workshop

Green Week: Fixing Fashion | Repair is the New Black

Bridget Harvey

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Repair is the new black!  For UAL Green Week 2015, Bridget Harvey invites you to experiment with mending your clothes and other textiles: customising them and fixing damage through patching, darning (more…)

Workshop

Elastic Tools Project

Prof. Becky Earley

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Elastic Tools is a project by Rebecca Earley, assisted by Bridget Harvey, for the CCW Graduate School during Spring 2015 as a part of the Culture of Resilience Project (CoR)- a two years UAL-wide initiative. The project aims to build a “multiple vision” on the cultural side of resilience, by putting together a coherent set of narratives, values and ideas, all based (more…)