Prof. Sandy Black, Professor of Fashion & Textile Design & Technology at University of Arts London, discusses the future of knitwear design.
Sandy is Professor of Fashion & Textile Design & Technology at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
She has extensive experience in both industry and education. As a knitwear designer and manufacturer, she sold innovative fashion knitwear and knitting patterns and kits worldwide under her label Sandy Black Original Knits.
Now as an academic, she researches, writes and lectures on the intersections of fashion, textile and knitwear design with emerging technology and science in the context of sustainability.
She is the author of numerous publications and pioneering books including Knitwear in Fashion (Thames and Hudson 2002) Eco Chic the Fashion Paradox, (Black Dog 2008), The Sustainable Fashion Handbook (Thames and Hudson 2012), and Knitting: Fashion, Industry, Craft (V&A Publishing 2012). She founded and co-edits the journal Fashion Practice: Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry (Bloomsbury), and leads research projects such as Considerate Design and FIREup (Fashion, Innovation, Research and Enterprise).