Associate Professor of Design, University of New South Wales
Dr. Alison Gwilt is a fashion design researcher, author and consultant. She explores and promotes a range of innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more sustainable and ethical practices. Her work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable design interventions that challenge the current production and consumption paradigm. Alison’s books include ‘Shaping Sustainable Fashion’ (2011), ‘A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ (2014), ‘Fashion Design for Living’ (2015) and forthcoming, ‘Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion’ (2019 Bloomsbury).
Following her role as Reader in Fashion and Sustainability at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Alison relocated to Australia in 2017. She currently Associate Professor in Design at University of New South Wales (UNSW), and Adjunct Associate Research Professor at University of South Australia (UniSA).