Emma Lacey, is a designer whose projects promote social sustainability in conjunction with a human-centred design practice. Emma specialises in the development of soft goods, design research and eco-social design.
“Throughout, and prior to, university, I have been particularly interested in how the anthropology of culture, language, and the use of a sustainable product can help a country, place of need or community. Designing well made and purposeful products which aid to create a more sustainable world is fundamental to my design practice.”
Her project showcases the sustainable advantages of wool, and challenges perceptions regarding wool’s capabilities. The mono material jacket is grown and constructed in the Lake District - all within a 20 km radius. Designed specifically for rock climbing, the wool has stretch at key articulation points, so the jacket breathes and moves with the user through the innovative use of pleating.