Jen Ballie
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Profession / role:
Textile Designer/ PhD Student
Company / organisation:
Textiles Futures Research Group (TFRG)
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My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Consumer, Designer, Student, Tutor
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workshop participants, collaborators, fashion/ design opportunities
About me / About business or organisation:
I am a 2nd Year practice based PhD student supported by a cross college network at the University of the Arts, London : The Textile Futures Research Group & Consultancy

I was awarded the Neal's Yard Remedies PhD Studentship for Research in Textiles

Research Title: Considerate Clothing

This PhD research aims to re-think traditional fashion design methods by seeking opportunities for designer/consumer collaboration.

A series of co-design workshops will be used to explore fashion concepts allowing the consumer to become a partner in the design process adding value and an emotional connection with the end outputs to promote a more sustainable relationship to clothing.

The design of an online digital platform will evolve parallel to the workshops to network users globally and present further opportunities to share ideas and expertise.
Career history / Company history:
I studied constructed Textile Design for fashion followed by a Master's of Design (with distinction)

Through my practice based PhD research I do a series of talks to open to students, tutors, researcher's and practitioners. I also design and facilitate fashion/ design workshops exploring co-design concepts.

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At 12:21 on August 12, 2010, KYOSUN SHIM said…
Hello Jen

My name is Kyosun, Shim and a current MSc Marketing student from the University of Bath.

I am contacting you to ask you whether you could help my study about Ethical Fashion Consumption
I am currently researching ethical clothing consumption experience in UK fashion market, and urgently and desperately looking for customers who shops or shopped in any ethical fashion store for an interview
If you can give me 30 min to interview you, It would be very appreciated
The interview could be conducted via phone or in person(Mobile or Skype) . interviews conducted are solely for academic use and it will not be used for commercial purposes. Participating interviewees will be kept anonymous and data obtained will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Please feel free to contact for any question, I really hope you could help me
this is my email :
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Best regards
Kyosun Shim
At 4:46 on September 10, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Jen,
I have been working with natural fibres in Nepal for a long time now and can supply you with fibre, yarns, textiles, as well as finished goods. Please have a look at and to get an idea of what we do. I work with hemp, nettle, cactus, banana, bamboo . I also have a small workshop where we make bags, clothing and rugs from natural fibres. Hope to hear from you and would like to be your friend. Take care,

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