• 8 hours to save the planet - saw survival meet the circular economy as students worked to turn left over textiles from the Glasgow Commonwealth games into a range of survival shelters, grab bags & tools. This video provides a snap shot of the activity:

    Documentation of a survival-themed sustainable textiles project led by Shirley McLauchlan at Innovative Learning Week, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh in February 2015. Film created by Lucas Nightingale, Technical Assistant - Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

    Film credit: Lucas Nightingale

  • Shirley-Daily Record

    Recently featured in the Daily Record article highlighting the Fashion Revolution Day.

    We have to raise awareness of what people are wearing, where it is from and how long it will last. The idea is that you don’t throw things away, you keep them.

    You can read the whole article here.


  • Had a great day at the Lanark Small Holders Festival on Saturday 26th September.  I was there as a ambassador for Zero Waste Scotland and the Love Your Clothes campaign.
    I had some interesting discussions/sold some more" Girls Get Stitching" books need to re think  the title to 'ALL' get stitching under took some small workshops with  a variety of people from aged 8 years to 80 years!
    I was lucky enough to discuss my research and future research with Ingun Grimstad Klepp an ethnologist who works with SIFO in Norway and Tone Tobiasson - responsible for NICE Norway and Editor of the nicefashion.org website.
    All in one day!
    Lanark Small Holders Festival
    Lanark Small Holders Festival 1
  • passitonJust back from the pass it on event in Glasgow. Supported by Zero Waste Scotland and Love your clothes this event is all about swapping, repairing and upcycling.

    With a swap shop, vintage and re-use fashion show and workshops it was a great event to be involved with. 

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