Mar 28: “Sustainable Textiles” with Stephanie Phillips

Date: Tuesday March 28, 2pm

Location: In person for members only. Available by Zoom for all.

Cost: Free. Please register here.

About the Presentation:

In this talk Stephanie will talk about her work with new materials (such as the recycled silk polymer pictured) for a more sustainable textile future.  She will also speak about some of the more recent developments in bioderived textiles and the opportunities that it may give designers in the future to create sustainable textile products.

About the Presenter:

Stephanie Phillips is currently the Sherman Jen Research Chair in Next Generation Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  Her design research practice focuses on the development of functional composite textiles for a single waste stream, concentrating on bio-derived material sources.  She has taught at KPU’s Wilson School of Design since 2014 in the Fashion Design & Technology, Product Design, Fashion Marketing and Design for Technical Apparel programs, with a focus on teaching the processes surrounding materials, textiles, and design research.  Prior to joining The Wilson School of Design, Stephanie was a faculty member of Material Art & Design at OCAD University and worked extensively within the fashion and home décor industries in textile design and development.

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