Dr Alice Payne is an Associate Professor in Fashion in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology. Her research centres on environmental and social sustainability concerns throughout textile and apparel industry supply chains. Alice has examined perspectives on sustainability along the cotton value chain, the cultural and material flows of post-consumer textile waste, and design processes of mass-market product developers, independent fashion designers, and social entrepreneurs. She is author of the forthcoming book Designing Fashion’s Future: Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change (Bloomsbury 2021), and co-editor of the book Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion (Bloomsbury 2019). As a program leader in the Institute for Future Environments’ Centre for a Waste-Free World, Alice collaborates with colleagues from across the university on initiatives addressing waste.

Alice is also an award-winning designer and has exhibited in Australia and overseas. In 2014 her design work was featured in the book A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion. Her recent work explores speculative approaches to design for disassembly. In collaboration with colleagues and students, Alice is also investigates bio-textiles – creating textiles from living bacteria to form a vegan leather.

Contact Alice via her staff profile.

View full list of publications at QUT ePrints.