Professor Sandy Black
Professor of Fashion and Textile Design and Technology
Sandy is a Research Professor working at the intersections of fashion and textile practice, design for sustainability, technology, business and culture. Sandy has published pioneering texts on sustainable fashion and design and on knitwear design, history and technology. Recent work brings academic research and the designer fashion sector together through dialogue and collaborative projects, focusing on the role of creative entrepreneurship, design, new business models and innovative technology application in addressing issues of sustainability in fashion. Sandy founded and co-edits the journal Fashion Practice: Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry, published since 2009.
Support report mapping sustainable fashion opportunities for SMEs. Project Report.for European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Black, Sandy, Burcikova, Mila, Brennan, Geraldine, Vecchi, Alessandra, Colombi, Chiara, D'Itria, Erminia, Clutier-Léauté, Danielle, Ruelle-Akl, Natalie, Lyon, Fergus, Williams, Dilys and Norton, Zoe, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London, Middlesex University, Politecnico di Milano, Institut Français de la Mode (2019)
Black, Sandy. (2019). Editorial. Fashion Practice Vol 11(3) Special Issue Fashion and Sustainability. Routledge Journals
Black, Sandy. (2018). Digital Fashion and Sustainability In Karaminas, Vikki and Geczy, Adam. The End of Fashion , Bloomsbury, London UK
Black, Sandy. (2016). Reconciling innovation with environmental and economic sustainability: collaborative research with design-led fashion enterprise. Global Fashion Conference, Stockholm, Oct 2016.
Black, Sandy and Edwards, Mary Jane . (2015). What's Digital about Fashion Design? Fashion, Technology and the Digital Economy. Project Report for Research Councils UK, NEMODE Network+ (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy. AAM Associates and LCF,UAL, London UK.