Ms Lizzie Harrison

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About me

I am an educator, researcher and designer working in the field of sustainable fashion and fashion futures. I am interested in how using transdisciplinary and collaborative approaches can allow us to reimagine the world we live in for a more inclusive and resilliant future. 

My teaching background includes University of Bristol Centre for Innovation and Entrapreneurship, London College of Fashion MA Fashion Futures and Royal College of Art SustainRCA Institute working across BA, BSc, MA and MSc with students from a range of design, art, engineering, social science and science backgrounds. 

At UWE I am leading the Fashion Futures pathway at BA Fashion Textiles supporting emerging designers to design for and with near term and longer term futures. 

Area of expertise

Alongside my teaching I have been working as a researcher for the past 10 years developing approaches and research methods to develop knowledge around the everyday use of clothing in local contexts.

I am interested in exploring everyday clothing use and care practises within local communities to better understand how to extend the lifecycle of clothing, reduce waste and build community capacity. Using the lens of climate justice this unlocks conversations around how we can leverage existing knowledge and wisdom to respond to fashion's environmental and social impact on the planet through low-fi, decentralised, grassroots action.

My practice as a designer explores these themes both through the development of fashion artefacts and exhibitions.


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