Introducing Maughan Pearce, SA Designer in Residence

“A statement headpiece inspired by the emotions of imprisonment”

by Maughan Pearce, MDES Candidate, Fashion Design


We are very pleased to introduce SA Designer in Residence Maughan Pearce, joining our team for a 10-week research placement as part of her studies at Sheffield Hallam University.

In her work and research, Maughan supports design driven solutions to the socio-political, cultural and environmental challenges found throughout fashion value chains, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.

I feel strongly that despite publicity about the damaging consequences of the fashion industry, the trend for fast fashion may actually be increasing the negative impacts.(Maughan Pearce)

During the 10-week placement, Maughan will be helping us build our online Google Earth module. Along the way, we will explore a (re)investigation into design education, design (re)intervention and new fashion theory. She will also be contributing to the SA blog, so be sure to keep an eye out for her weekly entries.

We will be working with Maughan to ensure she achieves her main goals for the placement: gain work/research experience outside the confines of academia, build contacts and network with key players related to her career goals, and enhance professionalism.

If you’d like to reach out to Maughan and learn more about her research interests and goals, please get in touch and we’ll be sure to connect you.

Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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