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Conference papers, Publications and Exhibitions

Later in 2022 date tbc    Restorative Fashion: the healing power if the mutuba tree article to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Arts and Health. 


November 2021     ‘Responsible Fashion: How do we make ideas a reality’ symposium, organiser of and presenter at this online academic symposium hosted by Istituto Marangoni London.


October 2021    Own practice (garments, samples, film and imagery) selected for exhibition alongside international fashion colloquium hosted by University of Antwerp: Responsible Fashion: Can Fashion Save the World?    


February 2021    ‘Restorative Fashion: the healing power of the mutuba tree’, presentation of ongoing research project and artefacts at Curative Things: Fashion, Medicine, Art hosted by Leeds Arts University.

January 2021  Publication 'A traditional Ugandan Ficus natalensis bark cloth exhibits antimicrobial activity against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus', co-author of paper with Jonathan Butler, Praburaj Venkatraman et al, in Journal of Applied Microbiology


December 2020  Publication 'True sustainability: when enough is enough' chapter in book Enhancing the Future, curated by Anna Zinola and published by Istituto Marangoni.

November 2020  Practice based research 'Fashion from Trees' presentation with Karen Spurgin at Critical Making: Contemporary Fashion Practices online symposium, hosted by Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

November 2020 Research paper 'Fashion at the intersection of anthropology, ecology and innovation' presented at Global Fashion Conference 2020 online conference, hosted by Université de la Mode, Lyons.

January 2020  Research paper 'Reinterpreting luxury: new perspectives on a cultural cloth' research paper presented at Fashion Colloquia: Heritage, Stories of Change, Our Shared Future, hosted by ARCH College, Jaipur.

December 2019 Publication ‘Future Luxury: fashioning wellbeing through holistic design’, chapter in book edited by Isabel Cantista and  Teresa Sadaba, Understanding Luxury: From Emotions to Brand Building, published by Palgrave MacMillan.

November 2019 Publication 'Environmentally friendly and sustainable bark cloth for garment applications: Evaluation of fabric properties and apparel development' in Journal of Sustainable Materials and Technologies.

October 2018  Research paper 'Borrowed Cloth: a holistic research and design intervention for sustainable fashion' presented at the Global Fashion Conference hosted by London College of Fashion in London

July 2018    Research paper (co-authored with Dr Praburaj Venkatraman from MMU), 'Investigation of bark cloth for its surface texture and durability for apparel applications'  presented at the World Textile Institute Conference in Leeds.


May 2018    Research paper 'Borrowed Cloth: whose luxury is it?' and practice presented at State of Fashion: Searching for the New Luxury, Fashion Colloquium at ArtEz, Arnhem.


June 2017   Research paper: ‘Borrowed Cloth: whose is it, what does it mean, and where do we go from here?’ at the Fashion, Race and Cultural Appropriation Symposium at Central St Martins, London.

Symposium presentation from Critical Making:Contemporary Fashion Practices

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