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Dr Mila Burcikova

Dr Mila Burcikova

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Development Lead, Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Mila’s research investigates alternatives to the current fashion system.  Her current projects focus on the connections between fashion and  agriculture, rural fashion systems, and the role of time and cyclical  patterns in sustainable living. In addition, through her continuing  ethnographic research on emotional durability of clothing, Mila develops  her concept of ‘mundane fashion’. Mundane Fashion serves as a metaphor  for a holistic understanding of how fashion’s deeply personal, cultural,  social, and environmental implications are experienced in people's  everyday lives.

Current projects


  • Burcikova,  M. (2024). I Like It Because It's Been Worn Before: The Sensory  Longevity of Worn Clothing. In. Niinimäki, K. (Ed.). Recycling and  Lifetime Management in the Textile and Fashion Sector. CRC  Press/Taylor&Francis, pp. 47-64.

  • Williams, D., Burcikova, M.,  Tuft, N. (2023). Mapping trends and best practice in climate action and  sustainability in the arts. British Council & University of the  Arts London, 45 pages.

  • Williams D., Burcikova, Buchan-Ng, M.  (2021) Fashion as Sustainability in Action: A Guide for Fostering  Sustainable Prosperity in Micro and Small Fashion Businesses, 199 pages.

  • Burcikova,  Mila (2020). Mundane Fashion: Women, Clothes and Emotional Durability.  PhD thesis, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of  Huddersfield, 573 pages.

  • Burcikova, M. (2019). One Dress: Shaping  Fashion Futures through Utopian Thinking. Fashion Practice: The Journal  of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry, 11 (3). pp.  328-345.


  • Burcikova, M., Turnbull, K. (2023). Colours of Seasons. Ashmolean  Museum, Oxford and University of Oxford, The Oxford Research Centre in  the Humanities. 29 November 2023 – 28 January 2024.

  • Burcikova,  M. (2023). Life in Clothes. British Textile Biennial, Super Slow Way.  Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, Lancashire, 29 September 2023 – 29  October 2023.

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