The purpose of WP8 is to coordinate all efforts towards demonstrating and exploiting project outcomes, in particular targeting design and creative audiences. Intended activities will be outlined in Dissemination and Exploitation plans and will aim to speak to all stakeholders represented in the T2C project.
As well as conventional dissemination routes such as conferences and journals, activities will include branding and a public-facing website, demonstration videos, trials and experimentation utilizing social media, public engagement such as local and trade press, TV and podcasts, pop-up installations and exhibits at tradeshows. These experiences and observations will in turn act as feedback loops into the design and R&D process, increasing the potential impact of the project outcomes and ensuring the success of the Trash 2 Cash project.
Rebecca is Professor of Sustainable Textile and Fashion Design, Director of the UAL’s Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC), and a researcher at Textiles Environment Design (TED) at Chelsea College of Arts.
She is a fashion textile designer and academic who has sought to develop strategies and design thinking approaches for designers and design facilitators to employ in seeking to reduce the environmental impact of textile production, consumption and disposal.
Her outputs encompass making prototypes, exhibition curation, writing and creating training materials and tools. Becky trained as a fashion print designer (MA, Central Saint Martins, 1994) before setting up the B.Earley studio in 1995 with support from the Prince's Trust, Arts Council and the Crafts Council.
She currently divides her working life between London and Sweden where she has been part of the MISTRA Future Fashion project since 2011.
She is currently a judge for the H&M Foundation Global Change Award and was previously nominated herself as a Great Briton in 2006.