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Sally Cooke

Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University

Thesis title:

Home clothes construction in the context of sustainable fashion: design strategies for promoting the development and application of basic sewing skills

My research focuses on the home construction of clothing in the contemporary context of sustainable fashion. Looking specifically at sewn clothing, my interest is in how people learn basic functional sewing skills, the resources that help them do so and whether/how this impacts on their relationship with clothes more broadly. As part of this research I will be working with people new to sewing to understand their experience of learning and explore alternative ways to support, explicate and disseminate this practice. 

Research Area

  • Visual Arts