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Harris Tweed: a glocal case study. (2021)
Journal Article
CROSS, K., STEED, J. and JIANG, Y. 2021. Harris Tweed: a global case study. Fashion, style and popular culture [online], 8(4), pages 475-494. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/fspc_00102_1

Fast and effectively disposable fashion has seen clothing reduced to transient items, worn for a short period of time then discarded. This has pushed down prices, moving textile and clothing production to low-cost labour countries and decimating the... Read More about Harris Tweed: a glocal case study..

Spheres of practices for the co-design of wearables. (2016)
Journal Article
FAIRBURN, S., STEED, J. and COULTER, J. 2016. Spheres of practices for the co-design of wearables. Journal of textile design research and practice [online], 4(1), pages 85-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20511787.2016.1255445

As expectations within the area of smart textiles increasingly become informed and driven by technological developments, the disciplinary boundaries and relationship between user and technological innovation will unavoidably transform. The authors ve... Read More about Spheres of practices for the co-design of wearables..

Hand knitting in a digital era. (2016)
Book Chapter
STEED, J. 2016. Hand knitting in a digital era. In Nimkulrat, N., Kane, F. and Walton, K. (eds.) Crafting textiles in the digital age. London: Bloomsbury [online]. Available from: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/crafting-textiles-in-the-digital-age-9781474286206/

This chapter seeks to develop an argument for a more nuanced language in our critical understanding of the cultural and contextual significance of hand knitting within contemporary craft practice, towards developing a clearer articulation of the intr... Read More about Hand knitting in a digital era..

Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
STEED, J. and FAIRBURN, S. 2015. Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes. In Britt, H., Morgan, L. and Walton, K. (eds.) Proceedings of Futurescan 3: intersecting identities, 11-12 November 2015, Glasgow, UK. Loughborough: FTC [online], pages 231-239. Available from: http://www.ftc-online.org.uk/publications/conference/

As an emerging area of research, blending science, technology, design: product, textiles and fashion, this paper speculates on ways to use 3D realisation and embedded technologies to address and enhance our ability to live well. There is clearly a si... Read More about Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes..

Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. (2012)
Journal Article
STEED, J. 2011. Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. Making futures journal [online], 2, pages 297-306. Available from: http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/media/75867/steed_josephine.pdf

Knitting is embedded within our culture and navigates between practice, artefact, and narrative, acting as a rich metaphor for social change (Hemmings, 2010). Knitting can transcend traditional boundaries of craft practice and transfer knowledge from... Read More about Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world..

Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. (2012)
Report
MALINS, J., STEED, J., FAIRBURN, S., ROBERTSON, S., MCINTYRE, L., CRUICKSHANK, L. and SCOTT, K., 2012. Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

A report prepared for the Scottish Government on behalf of the Scottish Academy of Fashion, which examines the potential of new textiles solutions for health applications. Following a Sandpit event hosted by the Scottish Academy of Fashion on 13th an... Read More about Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness..

Textile lab: connecting design innovation with manufacture. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
STEED, J. 2009. Textile lab: connecting design innovation with manufacture. Presented at the 8th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 08): design connexity, 1-3 April 2009, Aberdeen, UK.

This paper reports on the Textile Lab project as a case study focusing on the role of design innovation in relation to the challenges facing todays Scottish textile manufacturing industry. This research aims to explore how new methodologies can be de... Read More about Textile lab: connecting design innovation with manufacture..