Laetitia Forst

Laetitia Forst

Postdoctoral Research Fellow BFTT Partnership

Laetitia is a multi-technique textile designer whose practice explores the tension between technical challenges and creativity in sustainable design for textiles. Laetitia trained as a textile designer at ENSAD Paris before working as a freelance textile designer for fashion, interiors and consulting in eco-design. She carried out her PhD research on the subject of textile design for disassembly in the context of design for recycling at the Centre for Circular Design at Chelsea College of Arts.


  • Forst, L. (2017) ‘Towards a Better Understanding of Blends for Recyclability’, Fibre Recycling Symposium, Manchester, 7-8 June 2017

  • Forst, L. (2018) ‘Teardown and Redesign: dis- and re-assembling textiles in a circular economy’, in Proceeding of the Global fashion Conference 2018. What’s Going On?, London, England.

  • Forst, L. (2019) ‘Disassembly Discussed: Creative Textile Sampling as a Driver for Innovation in the Circular Economy’, Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 0(0), pp. 1–21. doi: 10.1080/20511787.2019.1667156.

  • Earley, R. and Forst, L. (2019) ‘Everything that Went Wrong: challenges and opportunities in designing and prototyping long-life garments in a circular economy’, PLATE 2019, Berlin, 18-20 September 2019