• Design Activism


    The field of activism is broad but essentially all activists are involved in ‘taking actions to catalyse, encourage or bring about change, in order to elicit social, cultural and /or political transformations’ (Fuad-Luke 2009,6). According to The Design Activism strategy developed by The Textile Toolbox (2015) the designer becomes a ‘social innovator’ when they work with society at large.


  • Life cycle analysis


    Life cycle analysis (LCA, also known as ecobalance, and cradle to grave analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a garments life from cradle to grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling).