Knitting and health: PhD candidate Alison Mayne interviewed for BBC Radio Scotland

Alison Mayne, Diversions, (2018), plus BBC Radio Scotland logo

HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Knit your way to a pill-free prescription Is crochet just what the doctor ordered? Doctoral candidate Alison Mayne is a Scotland-based amateur maker in knit and crochet, studying in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Alison recently spoke to BBC Radio Scotland about social prescribing and the role knitting can play as part of […]

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David Morrish wins 2018 Inspirational Teaching Award at Sheffield Hallam University

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Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design David Morrish was this week recognised for excellent contribution to a commitment to secure student success through exceptional teaching, in being listed amongst the recipients of the Inspirational Teaching Award Winners 2018. Of 2,597 nominations and 1,097 individual staff members and teams, David was one of 19 awarded the prize on 17 May 2018. Vice-Chancellor Professor […]

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

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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

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

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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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