Emma Rigby

Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London.

Emma Rigby is a postdoctoral research fellow. Her research and teaching explores fashion design as an interconnected relationship between social, material and environmental contexts. Emma’s doctoral research uses clothes laundry as a medium through which to examine how fashion design, resource consumption and sustainability are tied into social practices. Her research approach is practice-led and draws on empirical and observational methods to access user experience as a place from which to engage theory with design practice.
Over the past decade Emma has developed a broad and varied experience of both teaching and curriculum design spanning across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has worked for various design companies in London and Melbourne, and was a previous partner of Here Today Here Tomorrow: a collaborative studio and shop based in East London.
Learning From

Learning From Laundry

<img alt="sustainable fashion.jpg" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4652836/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> Laundry practices, clothing design and resource consumption has been the focus of my research over the past eight years. While laundry is a pretty mundane chore that most of us don't like to spend too much time doing, let alone thinking about, it's also an extremely resource intensive and polluting practice.
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