Dr Alice Payne

  • Associate Professor in Fashion, School of Design
  • Queensland University of Technology

Alice Payne is an Associate Professor in Fashion in the School of Design, a program leader in Centre for a Waste-Free World, and co-leader of the research group TextileR: Future Textile Industries. Her research centres on environmental and social sustainability concerns throughout textile and apparel industry supply chains. Dr Payne has examined perspectives on sustainability along the cotton value chain, the cultural and material flows of post-consumer textile waste, and design processes of mass-market product developers, independent fashion designers, and social entrepreneurs. She is author of the book Designing Fashion’s Future: Present Practice and Tactics for Sustainable Change (Bloomsbury 2021), co-author of Fashion Trends: Analysis and Forecasting (second edition, 2021) and co-editor of Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion (Bloomsbury 2019). She is an award-winning designer and has exhibited in Australia and overseas. In 2014 and 2020 her design work was featured in A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion. Her recent work explores speculative approaches to textile design including design for disassembly and biotextiles.

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