This set of images visualises the garment life cycle and captures the range of environmental and social issues at each life cycle phase. Below – basic linear garment life cycle through phases of production, use and disposal. Environmental issues throughout the garment life cycle Below, social issues in the garment life cycle. Below, the social […]
For the past year I have been privileged to work as part of the team on the research project Agri-Intelligence in Cotton Production Systems (Stage 1) supported by the Australian Government Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC). Our project CI Professor Tristan Perez has posted this update on our year 1 activities and milestones. Image: shutterstock.com […]
Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management recently published my paper ‘Inspiration sources for Australian fast fashion designers: tapping into consumer desire’. For the paper I conducted a fresh analysis of interview data from my PhD, focusing on the perspectives of fast fashion designers. Rather than offer a critique of design practices, my intention in this […]
In February 2015 I visited Beaudesert, Queensland to look at a large collection of clothing – pretty much everything owned by one lady her whole life. I saw crimplene trousers, printed frocks, tartan acrylics, nylon dresses and all manner of homemade and shop bought clothing from the 1940s to today. There were six or […]
My book chapter for S. Muthu’s Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Textiles and Clothing was published in August 2015, available here. Full details on QUT Eprints. Textile waste is a significant contributor to landfill yet the majority of textiles can be recycled, allowing for the energy and fibre to be reclaimed. This chapter examines the […]
Many moons have passed since I updated this blog – in fact all of 2015 passed. So the next few posts will record several of my projects / experiences from 2015 – the most memorable being Florence. In May 2015 I was fortunate to attend the IFFTI conference in Florence, Italy. The paper I presented […]
Billabong and Lorna Jane are two powerhouse Australian lifestyle brands. In my article ‘Selling sun, surf and fitness: Queensland’s mass-market fashion’ for The Fashion Archives, I discuss the humble beginnings of each brand.