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Holly McQuillan (Sweden)

Holly McQuillan is a designer, maker, writer and facilitator, who works in the field of sustainable design practice. A Senior Lecturer at Massey University School of Design for 14 years, teaching across all levels; undergraduate, post-graduate, as well as delivering master-classes to the public, she is currently undertaking her PhD at the Swedish School of Textiles.

Holly is a leader in the field of Zero Waste Fashion, curating and designing for exhibits of contemporary zero waste fashion design practices and co-authoring the first book on Zero Waste Fashion Design, published by Bloomsbury in 2016. She believes that the issues faced by the fashion industry reflect the even bigger problems confronting the world, so ‘if people like us don’t change the way we do things and show others how to change, then all that’s left are the kinds of people who got us into this mess in the first place’.