Alison Gwilt

Dr Alison Gwilt is a fashion design academic, consultant and researcher exploring methods and approaches to design for sustainability that enable fashion and textiles practice to make a positive contribution within society. Her work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable design interventions, and particularly user-centred approaches, that challenge the current production and consumption paradigm. Her books include Fashion Design for Living’ (Routledge 2015), A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ (Bloomsbury 2014) and Shaping Sustainable Fashion (with Timo Rissanen, Earthscan 2011).

Alison holds a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne and a BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles Design from Central St Martins College of Art in London, and she has worked in academia in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She currently holds the post of Reader in Fashion and Sustainability in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.