Co-Director of the Centre for Circular Design at University of the Arts London.
She is a designer and academic working to bridge science, industry and design through multidisciplinary & practice-led research. Projects currently include Mistra Future Fashion (2015-2019), the EU Horizon 2020 project, Trash-2-Cash (2015-2018) where her work explores tools for lifecycle thinking and approaches for interdisciplinary circular design.
She has a longstanding working relationship, as board member with Worn Again, a revolutionary new recycling-tech company based in the UK. She first began her research with Textiles Environment Design (TED), and the Textile Futures research Centre (TFRC) in 2005 with the first UK practice-based doctorate focused on ‘designing textiles for the circular economy’. Her Laser Finishing process, developed in 2008, enables fully closed-loop recycling of polyester fibres at end of life, and has been exhibited internationally. She is currently a member of the ‘EPSRC Forum in Manufacturing Research’, an expert reviewer for ‘Fashion for Good’ and was named by the Guardian as one of their top ten circular economy experts in 2015.