Circular by Design

Prof. Becky Earley and Dr. Kate Goldsworthy


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…)


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

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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…)


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…)


Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today



A day-long symposium about contemporary textile practices and multiple cultural influences to mark the launch of Cultural Threads (Bloomsbury: 2015).

Speakers include: Christine Checinkska, Godfired Donkor, Francoise Dupre, Helen Jennings, Toril Johannessen (more…)


Houndstooth Project Launch Workshop

Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock

Houndstooth Project Launch Poster

Studio Houndstooth launches The Houndstooth Project – a serious play, ludic, egalitarian project, which uses the well-recognised, houndstooth textile motif as the starting point for a public engagement making project for everyone and anyone as either individuals or (more…)