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Dr Alison Gwilt

Dr Alison Gwilt is a fashion design researcher, author and consultant. She explores and promotes a range of innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more sustainable and ethical practices. Her work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable design interventions that challenge the current production and consumption paradigm. Alison’s books include ‘Shaping Sustainable Fashion’ (2011), ‘A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ (2014), ‘Fashion Design for Living’ (2015) and forthcoming, ‘Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion’ (2019 Bloomsbury). Following her role as Reader in Fashion and Sustainability at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Alison relocated to Australia where she is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia.