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Qualifications

MRes Design, HND Fashion and Textiles design, Diploma Fashion design, Interior design.

About

Lecturer in fashion Industry covering industry practice across modules in buying and merchandising, trend and forecasting, consumer behaviour and industry linked collaborative practice and placement.

Experience

With 20 years of fashion industry experience as a fashion designer, product developer and fashion buyer for varied market level global fashion retailers, Sarah’s passion for retail combined with education inspiries students to emerge into an exciting fashion industry and its wider roles that encompass concept to reality.

Responsibilities

Lecturer fashion promotion
Lecturer fashion marketing and retail design
Lecturer MA Fashion Retail
work experience placement module leader
Sandwich year module leader

Publications

Memberships

Fellow, Higher Education Authority
Member of the schumacher institute (Msi)
Greenpeace
Ethical fashion forum

External

Sarah’s experience with suppliers , Independant brands and large global retailers with particular knowledge to global sourcing has opened opportunities to gain own office set up in India, Turkey and China for many of the retailers she has worked with, thus increasing market share and ensuring competitive product placing .
Sarah has worked on designer collaborations in conjunction with high street retailers throughout her career as both designer and buyer focusing on consumer buying behaviour and future retail opportunities.

UWE, BA Fashion design undergrad portfolio présentation.

Research

By the Fire, -Currently member of a combined research group educators ‘by the fire’ a focus group of sustainable fashion educators, fashion sustainability authors and campaigners conducting a shared research into the challenges around sustainable fashion education. Ongoing blog and contributor.

Mres design at Goldsmiths with the specialism drawn from Sarah’s ‘on the ground’ knowledge in the fashion industry and the impact to sustainable practice, this research masters is entitled’ Collaborative Transformers’ whereby the concept of ‘care’ is used as a model to investigate an evolving sustainable fashion direction. The study investigates designers and the fashion players from education ,design practice and business outlining the need for a paradigm shift in order for positive change to be implemented.

Areas of Expertise

Fashion Design
Fashion Buying
Fashion industry and business
Trend forecasting
Sustainability, CSR and Ethical Practice.
Global sourcing.
Employability.

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