- Monday 27 April 2015 17.30 to 19.30
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"The future of the textile and fashion industry relies on designers creating new, compelling visions for the way in which products are created, used and disposed of. Designers need to think radically about the materials that they are using and the form and purpose they are giving them." In this lecture Dr Goldsworthy will present recent research projects exploring 'Designing for Cyclability'. Whether working with material scientists to develop a 'fast-fashion' friendly, bio-recoverable paper cloth or with engineers to develop a new digitally driven production and finishing technology for recyclable synthetic textiles, her approach is practice based, always placing the 'prototype' at the centre of her research, and collaborative, often across disciplines in both industry and scientific fields.
Dr Kate Goldsworthy is senior research fellow at the University of the Arts London in Textiles Environment Design (TED) at Chelsea and a lead researcher with the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC). With almost 20 years of experience as a textile designer, consultant and academic, her core interests are design for cyclability, new finishing and production technologies and material innovation.
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