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Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
Master of Research Design.
HND Fashion and Textiles design.
Diploma Fashion design.
Diploma Interior design.

About

Lecturer in fashion Industry covering industry practice across modules in buying and merchandising, trend and forecasting, consumer behaviour, experiential store concepts and industry linked collaborative practice , internship and work 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
Module leader Work Experience Placement
Module leader Sandwich Year/Internship.

Publications

By the fire -cooperative enquiry -Think Make Do – A Synopsis of Learning Activity
https://www.by-the-fire.co.uk/coopinquiry/

Memberships

Fellow, Higher Education Authority
Member of the Schumacher Institute (Msi)
Greenpeace
Ethical Fashion Forum
British Fashion Council – representative

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 presentation and preparation to industry.
British Fashion Council – Conferences; Internships roundtable representative. Fashion industry and education representative.
LCF By the Fire research member.

Research

By the Fire -Currently member of a combined research group of educators ‘by the fire’ a focus group of sustainable fashion educators, renowned fashion sustainability authors and campaigners conducting a shared research into the challenges around sustainable fashion education. Ongoing 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 practitioners from education,design practice and business outlining the need for a paradigm shift of consciousness 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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