DAY 3 (3rd August)

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Friday, August 13, 2010

*We presented at the University of Moratuwa in the afternoon – it was a little disappointing as our film didn’t work with their systems but we had a great tour around the facilities afterwards.

*The facilities at the university are amazing – from the testing of fibres and fabrics laboratories filled with interesting machinery to the commercial standard cotton yarn production equipment – fully accessible to the students – I am so envious of them!

*We stopped off at Barefoot near Majestic City in the afternoon – and were amazed by the variety of textiles and gifts available – all beautifully hand crafted in Sri Lanka.

*We found an amazing DVD shop in Majestic City (a ‘shopping complex’ full of little stalls and shops) so can now chill out in the evenings when we are in the apartment and watch a film.


Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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