Emmeline Child Textiles Environment Design, University of the Arts London

Emmeline Child

PhD Researcher, Textiles Environment Design, University of the Arts London

After a knowledge Transfer Partnership role with the Salvation Army Trading Company, Emmeline Child developed the up-cycled fashion label Emmeline 4 Re in 2005. The first ethical label to be sold in TOPSHOP, she gained an international reputation selling in stores across the UK and Europe. Emmeline has guest lectured at various universities including her current post as Senior lecturer in Fashion and Textiles at the University of Northampton, whilst also developing workshops and courses for postgraduate students in design and fashion marketing.  Emmeline’s research revolves around Closed Loop Manufacturing(CLM) to allow up-scaling of sustainable design. My PhD aims to articulate a Closed Loop Manufacturing model in fashion and to develop a range of clothing and products which would address the potential of this model. Long-term, the research agenda is to create a system that could be readily adopted by large manufacturing sites with ease.



ReDressing Activism

Prof. Becky Earley, Bridget Harvey and Emmeline Child