We are proud to introduce Sarah Murphy to all our Network Members. Sarah, a Fashion and Product (Design & Make) Specialist, has taken on a fantastic variety of exciting projects and challenges and worked for both High-Fashion and Ethical Labels. Her career so far has been truly expansive & innovative and we thought she might provide some much needed January inspiration!
Sarah has recently relocated from London to Sydney, and has in the past taken on a number of Commissions from leading Ethical Companies including Worn Again, Pants to Poverty, Mumo and once she made us some beautiful fabric folders and boxes! Sarah is notable for her ability to design within the constrictions of using upcycled materials, and her knowledge of small scale manufacturing. Additionally, Sarah was involved in Worn Agains' collaborations with Virgin Eurostar, Royal Mail, Christopher Raeburn and Ben Shine.
Sarah also collaborates with us on SOURCE Intelligence, writing pieces of journalism for the Magazine. Having spent time with thought provoking designers Nitin Bal Chauhan, Guarav Gupta, Samant Chauhan and a chance meeting with Mark Liu, she was eager to learn more about India’s approach to ethical and sustainable manufacture. As Correspondent for the Ethical Fashion Forum, she increased the visibility of cottage industries, and assisted in building The India Network for EFF via her blog. Learning what drives Indian creative to consider sustainability or in some cases disregard it altogether, how their approach varies to a their western counterparts and detailed insights into manufacturing and export houses as well as hand weaving co-operatives, women’s groups and The Shared Talent Project.
Sarah has a multitude of talents from manufacturing set-ups to bespoke, fashion to product, research to journalism. She has had an ongoing involvement with University of the Arts London, International Institute of Fine Arts, India and International School of Creative Arts, taking on roles as Guest Fashion Teacher India, and Manager and Co-ordinator of the ISCAs Summer School Programmes.
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