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Jade is a lecturer in textiles and joined the University in 2013. Jade has previously worked for the University of Leeds, and as a designer for the brand Antiform. Jade’s process specialism is knitted textiles, and her research interests lie broadly within sustainable fashion and textiles. Prior to working at the University Jade has delivered textiles workshops for high profile clients such as Global Cool, Yorkshire Water and the Everything Must Go exhibition held in London’s Oxo Tower.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Relationships with the clothes within our wardrobes
  • Exploring sustainability through engaging people with alternative fashion practice

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Exhibition

Motivations and barriers to the prolonged use of clothing

Smith, J. 1 Aug 2018 In : Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty. 9, 1, p. 109-124 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavior change
Ethical consumption
Supply chain

Clothes Exchange Waste Audit

Smith, J. 2017 Opening up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. Fletcher, K. & Klepp, I. G. (eds.). Novus Forlag, Method 47

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Self-selection of six items in audit categories: Wardrobe audit

Smith, J. 2017 Opening up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. Fletcher, K. & Klepp, I. G. (eds.). Novus Forlag, Method 16

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Laundry Pile: Meanings and Mundanities of Everyday Life

Rigby, E., Smith, J., Harrison, L., Hoette, E., Crowley-Bennett, E., MacArthur, S., Lord, S. E. & Smith, G. 20 Sep 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
everyday life
social construction

Appropriation, ephemera and the transformation of waste

Taylor, M. & Smith, J. Oct 2016 Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities. Britt, H., Morgan, L. & Walton, K. (eds.). FTC: Association of Fashion and Textiles

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Activities 2016 2016

  • 2 Oral presentation

A Dematerialised Approach to Sustainable Fashion Design

Smith, J. (Speaker)
24 Nov 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Do We Need to Change Minds to Change Garment Use Behavior

Smith, J. (Speaker)
8 Sep 2016

Activity: Oral presentation