Research Outputs (2008 - 2017)

Design Items in Exhibitions

  1. Silence Shirt (Long Sleeve) (Earley 2017) Intersections Conference (exhibition), Loughborough University, London (13-15 September 2017)
  2. Silence Shirt (Short Sleeve) (Earley 2017) Shirting Project, 09 London Series, Slovenian Biennale 2017, Mestna Galerija Ljubljana (17 Aug - 17 Sept 2017) 
  3. Shavasana Shirt (Earley and Harvey, 2016) FOuR Millbank, 4th Annual Staff Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London
  4. Shanghai Shirt II (Earley & Spurgin, 2015) Textile Toolbox, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York (2015) and Making Circles, Circular Transitions Conference, London (2016)
  5. Shanghai Shirt (Earley & Dodd, 2014) in Green, at The Whitworth Museum and Gallery, Manchester (2015 - 2016)
  6. Redressing Activism Shirt (2014), in Textile Toolbox (London / Glasgow / Copenhagen / Stockholm / New York)
  7. Fractal Shirt (Earley, 2013) Textile Toolbox, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York (2015)
  8. Jabot Shirt, Trash Fashion…Designing Out Waste in the Fashion Industry, London: Science Museum (2010-11)
  9. Template Shirts, reTHINK!: Eco Textiles, Audax Textile Museum in Tilburg (2010-11) 
  10. Ever & Again Shirt, Eco Fashion: Going Green, Museum at the Fashion Institute of technology, (MFIT) New York (2010)
  11. Ten Years of Top 100, Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution, Craftspace, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (2009-11)
  12. Twice Upcycled ShirtsImaginative Qualities of Actual Things, 3-logy Triennial 2008, Price Tower Arts Centre, Oklahoma, USA (Earley & Goldsworthy, 2008-9) and TechnoThreads, The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin (2008)
  13. Heritage Lace Shirts, Evolution/Revolution: The Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (2008)

Exhibition Curation

  1. Making Circles, co-curator for the Mistra Future Fashion conference exhibition, London, November (Earley & Goldsworthy, 2016)
  2. Textile Toolboxco-curator for the MISTRA Future Fashion online exhibition, (Earley & Goldsworthy, 2014)
  3. Responsible Living: TED's The TEN Showcase, co-curator for the Futurewear Exhibition, VF Corp. (Earley & Politowicz, 2012)
  4. Jerwood Contemporary Makers. Chair of selection panel and co-curator with Tomoko Azumi and Andy Horn. The Jerwood Space, London and The Dovecote Studios, Edinburgh (2009)
  5. Ever & Again: Experimental Recycled Textiles (2007), curator of exhibition for AHRC funded research project, Worn Again: Rethinking Recycled Textiles, London, UK
  6. Well Fashioned (2006) curator of Crafts Council Touring exhibition, London, toured to The City Gallery Leicester, The Design Centre Barnsley, Portsmouth Museums And Records Service and Bilston Craft Gallery, UK.

Published Chapters, Papers and Articles (peer reviewed)

  1. Playing for Time (Earley & Goldsworthy, 2017) PLATE 2017 Conference, TU Delft, 8-10 November 2017
  2. Postcards from the edge: Trash-2-Cash communication tools used to support inter-disciplinary work towards a design driven material innovation (DDMI) methodology (Earley & Hornbuckle 2017) IOP Conference Series: Materials, Science and Engineering, 254 212002
  3. A Meditation on the Faces of Circular Textiles Research (Earley & Hornbuckle 2017) in Proceedings of Intersections: Collaborations in Textile Design Research Conference, 13 September 2017, Loughborough University London, U.K. Available from
  4. Designing Fast & Slow. Exploring Fashion Textile Lifecycle Speeds with Industry Designers, (Earley 2017), The Design Journal, vol 20, Design for Next, pp.2645-S2656 (Sept)
  5. Circular Design Futures, The Design Journal, vol 20, issue 4, pp421-434 (June 2017)
  6. The Textile ToolboxMistra Future Fashion design report (Earley et al, 2016)
  7. Elastic Lives (Earley, Harvey, Norris, 2016) for Cultures of Resilience, a UAL project with Ezio Manzini
  8. A New 'T' for Textiles (Earley et al, 2016), The Design Journal, vol 19: issue 2 EAD11 (June 2016)
  9. Designing for Fast and Slow Circular Fashion Systems (Earley & Goldsworthy, 2015) PLATE conference, NTU 
  10. Elastic Learning Tools (Earley & Harvey, 2015) in Cultures of Resilience
  11. Holistic Fashion Design (Earley & Vuletich, 2015) in 'Fashion Design for the Curious: Why Study Fashion' (Vaidya, K)
  12. Design Thinking for Sustainability; A Case Study (Andersen & Earley, 2014),  20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 18-20, 2014. 
  13. Black Hack Chat, (Earley & Ballie, in von Busch et al), The Design Journal, vol 17, issue 3 (April 2014) pp379 - 401
  14. We Shape Our Tools, Then They Tools Shape Us, (Politowicz & Earley 2013), Cumulus, Newcastle, UK. pp176 - 179
  15. Textiles, Environment, Design, in ELIA's Handbook for Artistic Research Education, (2013).  pp94 - 96
  16. Textiles, Environment, Design (TED): Making Theory into Textiles Through Sustainable Design Strategies, Pedagogy and Collaboration, (Earley, R., Goldsworthy, K & Vuletich, C., 2010), eds. In: Brink, R., Ullrich, M. eds. Future Textile Environments. Hamburg: HAW Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences
  17. The New Designers: Working Towards Our Eco Fashion Futures, (Earley, R., 2007), at Dressing Rooms: Current Perspectives on Fashion & Textiles conference, Oslo 14-16 May 2007, OUC Norway

Editorial Roles

  • Circular Transitions (2018, forthcoming) Co-editor with Kate Goldsworthy for a special issue of The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, Berg, London
  • Material Futures 01, TFRC, London (2012), commissioning editor

Film and Animation Work

Invited Conference, Public Event Presentations, popular writing, 2014 - 2017

  • The Power of Less, First Thought talks, Galway International Arts Festival (22 July 2017)
  • Keynote, Sustainable Innovation ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design 21st International Conference, University for the Creative Arts Epsom, Surrey, UK (November 2016). Click here to watch the slide talk.
  • Presentation & workshops, US industry group, Summer Institute, FIT, New York, (June 2016)
  • Panelist, How to be a Coptimist Conference, Julie’s Bicycle, Kings College. Panelist. (May 2016)
  • Flourishing Fashion, for the Huffington Post (April 2016) 
  • Keynote, NTU/SOAS, Prof Tim Cooper (April 2016) 
  • Panelist, London Innovation Forum, panel, (April 2016) 
  • Fashion Revolution, Skype presentation, Filippa K event, an industry breakfast (April 2016)
  • Keynote and Masterclass, Zero Waste Scotland (Earley & Goldsworthy, March 2016)
  • We Think Fast Fashion Should Become Faster, Hybrid Talks, Stockholm Fashion Week, Stockholm School of Economics (February 2016) 
  • Swedish TV interview and podcast interview for Stand Out recorded at Global Change Awards (February 2016) (+ 23 minutes in)
  • Future Fashion Manifesto event speaker, Stockholm (September 2015)
  • Patternity launch event, panel (September 2015)
  • The Textile Toolbox: FIT, New York (June 2015)
  • The Textile Toolbox: Sustainable Textile Strategies for C21st Designers, at The Textile Institute: Beyond Trends in Sustainability, London (24 April 2015); and keynote speaker at The Forest on the Catwalk, SP Seminar at Boras School of Fashion and Textiles, Sweden (28 April 2015)
  • The Textile Toolbox, APDIG, House of Lords, (10th December 2014)
  • TED's The TEN, Zero Waste Scotland / Scottish Textiles Symposium, (20th November 2014)
  • Keynote. The 'i' in the Textile Toolbox TeamTransition: Textiles, University of Huddersfield, (26th-27th November 2014).
  • TED's The TEN, Redress Forum, Hong Kong (2014)

Invited Conference & Public Event Presentations, 2008 - 2013

  • SHARE 2, ELIA, London (2013)
  • Design Intelligence; Fashion, Parson’s New School, New York (2012)
  • Barriers and Limitations, Copenhagen Business School (2012)
  • Avancell Conference. Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden (2011)
  • Craft Rally Satellite, Crafts Council / Millenium Gallery, Sheffield (2010)
  • Design Thinking, Kunsthochschule Berlin‐Weissensee, Berlin (2010)
  • Ethical Fashion Show, LVMH, Paris (2010)
  • Upcycling Textiles, AHRC Japanese Sashiko Textiles symposium, York Museum and Art Gallery, York (2009)
  • Upcycling Fashion & Textiles: Technology, Ethics, Systems and Appropriateness, Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) ‘Textile and Clothing Sustainability’ Symposium, Institute of Mining and Materials & Royal Academy of Engineering, London (2008)
  • Current and Future Perspectives On Practice, Teaching and Learning Forum, Plymouth College of Art and Design (2008)
  • Textiles and the Environment: The Role and Responsibilities of the Textile Designers of the Future, Stroudwater International Textiles Festival, 21st Century Textiles Symposium (2008)