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Hand-stitching Systems Thinker

Hand-stitching Systems Thinker

1st October 2014 How is my ‘designerly approach’ to a research project, that is investigating the sustainability of the fashion industry, of equal value to that of a scientist or business researcher? Can a single garment embody the ideas and values I’m trying to encourage? How can this small act support change on a global...
China + the Ethics of Production

China + the Ethics of Production

4 September 2014 Dear China, I understand you a little better now that I’ve had  a few days to process my trip there through textiles and stitch. I understand your sense of beauty, abundance and the rich colour and traditional costume heritage, and I see your extremes of wealth and poverty. I’m also trying to let go...
Creative Heroines: Esther Fitzgerald

Creative Heroines: Esther Fitzgerald

27 August 2014 Esther Fitzgerald is a rare textile dealer and a lover of textiles. I wanted to have a conversation with Esther after visiting her home for an ‘open house’ day, where I saw all her treasured textiles and artifacts on display throughout her home. I immediately sensed Esther was a woman who had...
A Whole Self

A Whole Self

21 August 2014 “We want an integrated whole human being, not just someone with a brilliant IQ, who can solve things in the textile supply chain; not just somebody who has amazing dexterity at creating new material artefacts; not somebody who is just full of love for the world; but someone who balances and combines...
Textile designers, scientists + sustainability

Textile designers, scientists + sustainability

25 July 2014 In the Spring this year, I was interviewed for the MISTRA Future Fashion Annual report (2013), as one of the PhD students in the research consortium. How can your research contribute to a better textile industry? My research is based in the design discipline not science, and Project 3 is the only...
Change through politics and the spirit

Change through politics and the spirit

18 July 2014 While most of my work is as a designer, educator and writer, the backbone to myself as a decent human being is my spiritual life. Our spiritual lives do not often get the ‘airspace’ in our professional lives, as our culture has created a sort of separation of our authentic self from...