Lynn Wilson always says at least once in any presentation: “I am the consumer I am trying to change”. The fashion and textile industry has not embraced sustainability as quickly as it needs to, indeed I have not always understood the negative impact of my own passion for fashion consumption although I make, buy well and love a designer charity find.
Our vision for the future of fashion is where we have less stuff in our wardrobes yet more experiences with clothing. We can still enjoy the creative expression of fashion without the rest of the world paying the price. The move to a circular economy is about doing things better and differently whether that is design, manufacturing or as consumers. It is about economy and growth and how we do that whilst reducing the impact on rapidly depleting global resources.
It is complex and at the same time simple, there is no alternative, we only have one planet for life.
The Biography of Lynn Wilson
Lynn is in the midst of a PHD, however has a Bachelor of Design (Honours), Constructed Textiles (1992) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, specialising in knitted textile design and a Master of Art, Fashion and Textiles (1994) from Nottingham Trent University.
She has been a practicing knitted textile designer and tutor for twenty years and has taught widely in textile vocational training colleges and organisations in Scotland, including Coatbridge College and H.M. Prison Shotts, Motherwell College. From 1996 – 2000.
Lynn managed a textile training unit in Botswana which included a period of consultancy work and personal research developing micro textile business programmes with Naro San women in settlement camps in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana.
Other strategic roles have included working with North Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, Artlink Central, Stirling and Planning Aid for Scotland.
Lynn is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Arts and Engineering) an Associate Member of the Textile Institute a Non-executive Director of Architecture Scotland, the Lead Facilitator at the short Life Working Group and a Global Member of One Planet.
Lynn Wilson Associates
Our goal beyond the publication of expert manuals and white papers is to visit as many educational establishments and businesses in textile technology and design that would like to benefit from our research and knowledge. Putting consumers at the heart of the circular economy.