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Sophie Wetherell

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

My Interests

Understanding the future role of a fashion designer by exploring the space of a 'Re-Designer', through repair and remanufacture. My research centres around sustainable fashion and how we can redeploy traditional design tools to help create product life-extension strategies at the back end of a products life.


Areas of Expertise

Sustainability, Ethics within Fashion, Repair, Remanufacture, Design Thinking, CAD (3D).


My Industrial Experience

Based out in Denmark I previously worked for brands such as Selected Homme and Norse Projects.

Sophie Wetherell

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The decentralisation of fashion education in Northeast England through collaborative practice between education, communities and industry, Cantrell, G., Yates, B., Hugill, L., Wetherell, S., Barrett, J., Murray, S. 29 May 2024, In: International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship DISCERN
  • Utilising 3D fashion design software to enable remanufacturing in sportswear, Wetherell, S., Nicholson, T., James, A. 10 Nov 2023, In: International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education

  • Design Studies MA (Hons) May 30 2019
  • Fashion BA (Hons) June 30 2012

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