Associate Professor Alison   Gwilt
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Alison Gwilt

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

In my work as a fashion design researcher, author and consultant I examine and promote 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. My work focuses on the use of positive/sustainable and circular design interventions that challenge the current production and consumption paradigm.

My books include, ‘Shaping Sustainable Fashion’ (with Timo Rissanen) Routledge, 2011; ‘Fashion Design for Living’ Routledge, 2015; and ‘Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion’ (with Alice Payne and Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling) Bloomsbury, 2019; ‘A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion’ Bloomsbury, 2020 (2nd edition).

I hold a PhD from RMIT University, Melbourne and a BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles Design from Central St Martins College of Art in London, and I have worked in academia in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Following my role as Reader in Fashion and Sustainability at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, I relocated to Australia in 2017.

Location
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia

Publications

  • Books | 2020
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Barnard M, 2020, Fashion Theory, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315099620
    Books | 2020
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2020, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion (Second Edition), Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474218559
    Edited Books | 2019
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Payne A; Ruthschilling EA, (eds.), 2019, Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion, Bloomsbury, London, http://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/global-perspectives-on-sustainable-fashion/
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Payne A; Ruthschilling EA, 2019, 'GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SUSTAINABLE FASHION INTRODUCTION', in Gwilt A; Payne A; Ruthschilling EA (ed.), GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SUSTAINABLE FASHION, BLOOMSBURY PUBL INC, pp. XXIV - XXVIII, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000489297300002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; James A, 2019, 'Sustainability and Garment Longevity in the UK High Street', in Gwilt A; Payne A; Ruthschilling EA (ed.), Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 87 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350058170
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Payne A; Ruthschilling EA, 2019, 'GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SUSTAINABLE FASHION CONCLUDING REMARKS', in Gwilt A; Payne A; Ruthschilling EA (ed.), GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SUSTAINABLE FASHION, BLOOMSBURY PUBL INC, pp. 263 - 264, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000489297300039&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Edited Books | 2015
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, (ed.), 2015, Fashion Design for Living, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315770758
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2015, 'Exploring a Framework for Fashion Design for Sustainability', in Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production, pp. 439 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b18428-26
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2015, 'Exploring a Framework for fashion Design for Sustainability', in Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production, CRC Press, pp. 439 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b18428-26
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2014, 'Fashion and Sustainability: Repairing The Clothes We Wear', in Gwilt A (ed.), Fashion Design for Living, Taylor & Francis / Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315770758
    Books | 2012
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Rissanen T, 2012, Shaping sustainable fashion: Changing the way we make and use clothes, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203126172
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2011, 'Producing Sustainable Fashion: The Points for Positive Intervention by the Fashion Designer', in Gwilt A; Rissanen T (ed.), Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way we Make and Use Clothes, Routledge, London, pp. 59 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203126172
    Edited Books | 2011
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Rissanen T, (ed.), 2011, Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way we Make and Use Clothes, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203126172
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Niinimäki K; Peters G; Dahlbo H; Perry P; Rissanen T; Gwilt A, 2020, 'The environmental price of fast fashion', Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, vol. 1, pp. 189 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s43017-020-0039-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Niinimäki K; Peters G; Dahlbo H; Perry P; Rissanen T; Gwilt A, 2020, 'Author Correction: The environmental price of fast fashion (Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, (2020), 1, 4, (189-200), 10.1038/s43017-020-0039-9)', Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, vol. 1, pp. 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s43017-020-0054-x
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2014, 'What Prevents People Repairing Clothes? An Investigation into Community-based Approaches to Sustainable Product Service Systems for Clothing Repair', Making Futures Journal, vol. 3, http://makingfutures.pca.ac.uk/making-futures-journal-archive/making-futures-2013/thematic-sessionsmf13
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2014, 'The Sustainable Fashion Handbook', FASHION PRACTICE-THE JOURNAL OF DESIGN CREATIVE PROCESS & THE FASHION INDUSTRY, vol. 6, pp. 141 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175693814X13916967095154
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2013, 'Valuing the Role of the Wearer in the Creation of Sustainable Fashion', Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, vol. 17, pp. 78 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-17-01-2013-B008
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Sinha P, 2013, 'Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes', DESIGN JOURNAL, vol. 16, pp. 125 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630613X13512595147078
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gordon B, 2012, 'Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes', DESIGN AND CULTURE, vol. 4, pp. 260 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175470812X13281948976124
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A, 2006, 'Exhibition review: The Cutting Edge: Fashion from Japan', Visual Communication, vol. 5, pp. 367 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470357206068465
  • Reports | 2017
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Carlsson J; Gwilt A; Larsson J; Mattila H; Pal RP; Torstensson H, 2017, Re:Textiles - Feasibility of Conditional Design: Organizing a circular textile value chain by design principles, University of Boras, Sweden, http://media.retextile.se/2018/01/Re-conddesign_FINAL.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Pal R, 2017, 'Conditional garment design for longevity', in Bakker C; Mugge R (ed.), PRODUCT LIFETIMES AND THE ENVIRONMENT (PLATE), IOS PRESS, Delft Univ Technol, Fac Ind Design Engn, Delft, NETHERLANDS, pp. 149 - 153, presented at 2nd Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE), Delft Univ Technol, Fac Ind Design Engn, Delft, NETHERLANDS, 08 November 2017 - 10 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-820-4-149
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; O'Mahony M, 2016, 'Where Does Wearable Technology Fit in the Circular Economy?', in Earley R; Goldsworthy K (ed.), Circular Transitions Proceedings, MISTRA Future Fashion & Chelsea College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, pp. 303 - 315, presented at Circular Transitions, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 23 November 2016 - 24 November 2016, http://circulartransitions.org/media/downloads/Circular-Transitions-Proceedings.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Childs C; Sherriff G; Homer C, 2015, 'Community Voices in Design Practice: A Case Study of Understanding Older Adults' Clothing Needs for Keeping Warm at Home', in Britt H; Morgan L; Walton K (eds.), Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, Loughborough University, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, presented at Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, 11 November 2015 - 12 November 2015, http://ftc-online.org.uk/publications/conference
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Childs C; Sherriff G; Homer C, 2015, 'Old and Cold: Challenges in the Design of Personalised Thermal Comfort at Home', in Christer K (ed.), Design4Health Conference Proceedings, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, presented at Design4Health European conference, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 13 July 2015 - 16 July 2015, http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/D4H_Childs_et_al.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Alison Gwilt
    Gwilt A; Leaver J; Young G; Fisher M, 2015, 'Understanding the Caring Practices of Users', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (eds.), Product Lifetimes and the Environment, EPrints Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Trent University, presented at Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Nottingham Trent University, 17 June 2015 - 19 June 2015, http://plateconference.org/understanding-caring-practices-users/

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