The Emperor's New Clothes

Conference Organisers

Caroline HemingrayCaroline Hemingray

Research Fellow, School of Design, University of Leeds

Caroline is currently working on a collaborative research project with Unilever and Innovate UK.  Her PhD research explored the use of spun-dyed fibre as a more sustainable method of textile coloration. Caroline’s research interests include the sustainable production, coloration and consumption of textiles for fashion.

Philippa HillPhilippa Hill

PhD Research Student, School of Design, University of Leeds

Philippa’s PhD research is studying repellency in outdoor apparel focusing on consumer use, maintenance and wearer comfort. More broadly, her research interests lie in corporate social responsibility, sustainable chemical use, the outdoor apparel industry and hiking or climbing up a mountain whenever possible.

Eunsuk HurEunsuk Hur

Teaching Fellow, School of Design, University of Leeds

Eunsuk gained her PhD in sustainable fashion from School of Design, University of Leeds. Her research interests covers sustainable production and consumption, social innovation, co-creation, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Idea generation process.

Mark SumnerMark Sumner

Lecturer in Sustainability, Fashion and Retail, School of Design, University of Leeds

Mark’s ambition is to see each part of the fashion system motivated to be more sustainable because it makes business sense as well as being the right ‘thing to do’. Using his industrial and commercial experience in conjunction with his growing research portfolio he is exploring how different levers can be used to create change at all levels of the fashion system.

Mark TaylorMark Taylor

Research Fellow, School of Design, University of Leeds

Mark’s research interests cover the comfort and protection of clothing systems for extreme and hostile environments and the role of textiles in protection in falls from height or from falling objects. He is currently the MA Textile Innovation and Branding Programme Leader.

Amy Twigger HolroydAmy Twigger Holroyd

Research Fellow, School of Design, University of Leeds

Amy works on the AHRC-funded Design Routes project. Through her ‘craft fashion’ knitwear label, Keep & Share, she has explored the emerging field of fashion and sustainability since 2004. Her monograph, Folk Fashion: Understanding Homemade Clothes, will be published later this year by I.B.Tauris.

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