Pushing the Bounds of Materials and Information

Dr Kate Goldsworthy

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 Completion

An Interview with Jennifer Ballie

Jen Ballie

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…)


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

Dr Kate Goldsworthy

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…)


Textiles and the Circular Economy #circularbydesign

Prof. Becky Earley and Dr. Kate Goldsworthy

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…)


Green Week: Fixing Fashion | Repair is the New Black

Bridget Harvey

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…)


Elastic Tools Project

Prof. Becky Earley

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…)