Sandy Black – Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology
Sandy Black is Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology at London College of Fashion, she has extensive experience in both the fashion industry and academia. Sandy focuses on inter-disciplinary design-led research, in the context of sustainability. She developed the Interrogating Fashion research group in 2005, (a Designing for the 21st Century EPSRC/AHRC funded initiative), and leads the Considerate Design project which aims to assist designers in developing sustainable fashion products to ultimately reduce fashion consumption but increase consumer delight. She publishes widely on fashion, textiles and knitwear design and sustainability, and their intersection with science and technology. Her most recent books are The Sustainable Fashion Handbook published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson to international acclaim and Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft also published in 2012 by V&A Publishing.
Helen Storey – Professor of Fashion and Science
Helen Storey MBE is Professor of Fashion and Science at London College of Fashion. Her pioneering work over the last decade has brought the worlds of art and science together, producing hybrid projects, and products that have broken new and award winning ground. These include Wonderland, Catalytic Clothing, Plastic is Precious and most recently the Dress of Glass and Flame. Helen won Most Innovative Designer Of The Year and was nominated for British Designer Of The Year by The British Fashion Council. Helen was awarded Honorary Professorships at Heriot Watt University and King’s College London in 2001 and 2003 respectively and became a Visiting Professor of Material Chemistry at Sheffield University in 2008, she was awarded an MBE for ‘Services to Arts’ in 2009. In 2012 she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Science at University of Sheffield and Honorary Professor of Craft and Design at University of Dundee.
Subhash Anand – Professor of Technical Textiles
Subhash Anand MBE; Comp.TI; CText. FTI; B.Sc; M.Sc. Tech; Ph.D; AMCST is Professor of Technical Textiles at the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), The University of Bolton, U.K.
His main areas of research activities include; novel knitted and nonwoven structures for technical applications; healthcare and medical devices; effect of laundering on sensory and mechanical properties of textile materials; composite materials; sportswear and active wear structures; filtration; geotextiles; automotive textiles; and personal protective equipment (PPE). He has published over 220 research papers in the above areas of technical textiles and holds seven patents. He has organised four International Conferences and Exhibitions in medical and healthcare devices (MEDTEX) at Bolton and has organised three conferences each in Czech Republic and Finland.