During the year, we were lucky to work with several Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising students from Box Hill Institute on an industry research project around the local supply chain. We thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce you to some of them; Annabelle Bailes, Jessica Araujo, Krystal Bouterakos, Tiarn Barrett and Sarah Moran. The research? The project was around mapping the local textile and fashion supply chain capabilities in Australia, and devising an online platform for the industry to access.
This research focuses on how negative emotions may be alleviated through intelligent materials with the focus group being Creative Entrepreneurs in the Textile and Fashion industry in their early stages of their entrepreneurship. Having previously worked as a textile/graphic designer herself, Rashmita Bardalai, the PhD researcher at RMIT University, can empathise with some of the issues faced by creative entrepreneurs in this industry.