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Research Profile

  • Emmeline developed the upcycled label Emmeline 4 Re back in 2003, selling her collections in TOPSHOP and independent retailers across the UK and Europe. She went on to establish a sustainable boutique in London. With almost 20 years of experience in sustainability in fashion and textiles, Emmeline has become a pioneer in sustainable issues around upcycling.

    Emmeline’s specialism led her to delve into some of the topics she became passionate about. Currently a PhD Candidate at Chelsea School of Art, feeding into the research hub, The Centre of Circular Design at UAL. Emmeline’s research covers topics of design for remanufacture for greater circularity in the fashion industry.

     

  • Emmeline has taught in the UK, India, and Sri Lanka in the areas of sustainability, fashion, and design. She externals across Fashion and Fashion Marketing programmes and presents on sustainable topics internationally.

     

  • Emmeline’s specialism led her to delve into some of the topics she became passionate about. Currently a PhD Candidate at Chelsea School of Art, feeding into the research hub, The Centre of Circular Design at UAL.

    Emmeline’s PhD ‘Fallout Fashion: Design guidelines for whole product remanufacture’ seeks to identify if a manufacturing facility in its current set up, could adopt a more circular system by reutilising rejected ‘whole products’ from its production lines.

    Key Expertise

    Textile Design and Fashion Manufacture, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Remanufacture, Upcycling.

     

     

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Emmeline Child’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • Child, E (2014) An auto ethnographic review of 48 pieces from the Emmeline 4 Re range. Transition: Rethinking Textiles and Surfaces Conference, Huddersfield University. November 26th-27th 2014

    Child, E. (2016) Opportunities and barriers leading to the implementation of social innovation; An auto ethnographic case study of Emmeline 4 Re. International social innovation research conference (ISIRC), Glasgow, 5-7th September 2016

    Child, E. (2016) An auto ethnographic review of 48 pieces from the Emmeline 4 Re collections; Defining barriers and opportunities leading to successful upcycling. The 90th Textile Institute World Conference. Poznan, Poland 25th-28th April 2016

    Child, E. (2016) Developing models for successful upscaled upcycling of fashion. Circular Transitions Conference, London November 2016

    Child, E (2019) Developing samples of small scale upcycling from pre-consumer textile fallout. In: W. Leal, D. Tyler, M. Miraftab, ed. Innovation in Textile Recycling: towards a more sustainable handling, re-use and disposal of textile materials. Springer