LCF graduate Laura Salisbury was highly commended in this year’s Green Gown Awards. Established ten years ago, the awards pay tribute to the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. The Awards have established themselves as the most prestigious recognition of best sustainability practice within the further and higher education sector.

Laura studied MA Pattern and Garment Technology at LCF, and presented her research which looks at building autonomy into garments, using fastenings as ‘probes’ in co-design methods to analyse the physical and cognitive consequences of stroke.

Using unconventional methods of paper and clay modelling in garment design, Laura works with 3D Printing Engineers to proof-test concepts, developing tooling to create the fastenings which reduce production waste by up to 70%.

Congratulations to Laura and all the other nominated LCF students.