In 2011 I was awarded an Undergraduate Research Scholarship at the University of Leeds, UK. Throughout the opportunity I was assisting a PhD student with researching sustainable fashion, mind mapping, developing and visualizing sustainable fashion future scenarios for the "Sustainable Fashion Bridge" project.
Sustainable Fashion Bridge (SFB) focuses on reducing the environmental and social impact of fashion and textile designers and consumers. It aims to develop in its users a personal understanding of fashion which increases awareness of, and promotes a change towards, more sustainable fashion and textile design practices.
Throughout this opportunity I assisted with designing web mockups, ideation toolkits, cards, and other associated material. I was also leading a co-design educational workshops and user testing the designed outcomes with small focus groups, where people were selected from different disciplines to test our cross-disciplinary design approach.
Complimentary, I initiated the idea of the Sustainable Fashion Society at the University of Leeds. A detailed mission statement with possible activities, workshops and outcomes was provided.