Dr Alison Gwilt (Fashion & Sustainability, SHU) talks about the UK’s attitude to clothing repairs on Radio 4

Image of Dr Alison Gwilt courtesy of Sheffield Institute of Arts

Dr Alison Gwilt, Reader in fashion and sustainability at Sheffield Hallam University was interviewed for Radio 4’s Costing the Earth programme about her research study which looked at the country’s attitude to repairing clothing and why some people don’t see the value in doing so. Alison led the Make Do and Mend interdisciplinary research project at SHU, bringing together researchers […]

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Wednesday 29 March 2017 – Lecture and workshop on ‘Wool, a national sustainable fibre’ featuring Lynn Wilson from Zero Waste Scotland

Promotional image for Lynn Wilson's lecture/workshop entitled Wool, a national sustainable fibre

Speaker: Lynn Wilson (Zero Waste Scotland) Title: Wool, a national sustainable fibre Hosted by: Alison Gwilt and Jackie Leaver Dr Alison Gwilt and Jackie Leaver host textile designer Lynn Wilson (Zero Waste Scotland) this Wednesday, with a lecture open to all researchers and students. Following the lecture there will also be a workshop. Lynn has a textiles background and the […]

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19 January 2017 – Redress ‘EcoChic Design Award’ Educators Workshop & Fashion Academy

SIA Post Hall, HPO Cafe, Research Support Surgeries

Reader in Fashion, Dr Alison Gwilt, invites SHU staff and students to a free one-day fashion workshop on 19 January 2017 that aims to inspire through the positive power of fashion. The event is organised by Redress,  a Hong Kong based environment NGO working in the fashion industry, in collaboration with hosts, ADRC and Sheffield Institute of Arts. As the only […]

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Friday 30 January 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Robyn Healy (RMIT University, Australia)

An image of Professor Robyn Healy

Title: Saving lives and design activism: Fashion and textiles research Speaker: Professor Robyn Healy (RMIT University, Australia) Professor Robyn Healy, Head of the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University Melbourne will discuss RMIT’s current research initiatives including cross disciplinary cohorts, research centre and practice-led PhD programs. This lunchtime seminar is hosted by Dr Alison Gwilt, Reader in Fashion […]

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Fashion Design for Living – Edited by Dr Alison Gwilt

Front cover for Fashion Design for Living edited by Dr Alison Gwilt, published by Routledge

Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that not only enhance and enrich our lives, but also are mindful of social and sustainable issues. This book sets out to question and challenge the dominant, conventional […]

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion – Dr Alison Gwilt

Front cover of A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion by Dr Alison Gwilt

Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for academics, researchers, students and professionals in the fashion and textiles industries. Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, […]

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