Its always great to meet former student of PCA, but it was a special pleasure to meet Aisling Clancy, who finished her MA in Research and Sustainability, dedicating her research project to developing a completely sustainable and traceable irish wool, for knit and woven. Her video “Project Homegrown” explains the project and is well worth a watch.
Her research looked at Upcycling, the Culture of Manufacturing, and Traceability. A particular problem in fashion and textiles manufacture, is lack of check on production abroad, and sourcing reliable info. Clancy was particularly interested in thinking about Slow Fashion, Zero Waste Cutting and Local produce. She researched different fibre all available in Ireland, including Linen, Wool and Alpaca, and personally oversaw all aspects of the process.