Dr. Francesco Mazzarella

Dr. Francesco Mazzarella

Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Design for Social Change

Francesco's work aims at exploring ways in which design activism can create counter-narratives towards sustainability in fashion. Francesco teaches in a number of courses across LCF, especially the MA Fashion Futures. Francesco is currently the Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded ‘Decolonising Fashion and Textiles’ research project, on ‘ReGo 2.0’, and on the 'Fashion Values' Knowledge Exchange project. In 2018 Francesco completed his PhD in ‘Crafting Situated Services: Meaningful Design for Social Innovation with Textile Artisan Communities’ at Loughborough Design School, funded by the AHRC Design Star CDT.

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  • Mazzarella, F. & Black, S. (2022). Fashioning Change: Fashion Activism and its Outcomes on Local Communities. Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process & The Fashion Industry. DOI: 10.1080/17569370.2022.2095729

  • Banerjee, A. & Mazzarella, F. (2022). Designing Innovative Craft Enterprises in India – A Framework for Change-Makers. She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, 8:2, 192-216. DOI: 10.1016/j.sheji.2022.04.001

  • Mazzarella, F., May, A.J. & Mitchell, V. (2021). A Methodological Framework for Crafting Situated Services. Journal of Service Management, 32:5, 752-782.

  • Ouano, J. and Mazzarella, F. (2021). Design-driven Approaches to Enable Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Two Case Studies of Regional Textile Communities from the Philippines and the UK. The Value of Design-driven Entrepreneurship, The Design Journal, 24:5, 1-21.

  • Mazzarella, F., Storey, H. and Williams, D. (2019). Counter-narratives Towards Sustainability in Fashion – Scoping an Academic Discourse on Fashion Activism Through a Case Study on the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. The Design Journal, 22:sup1, 821, 833.