Bernadette Casey

AuthorBernadette Casey

Founder and Creative Director of The Formary® a textile research and development company. Bernadette is a TedX Speaker and the recipient of awards from HRH Prince Charles and UK sustainable design guru Kevin McCloud for her ground-breaking work in textile development. She is the topic of a Forward Film documentary, highlighting exceptional people and world-changing ideas that are impacting the course of human development. Most recently she was invited to speak at the 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum on Guardianship, Stewardship and the Environment.

Investing in a new textile economy

The following provocation by Bernadette Casey forms one part of Financing the Future, our dynamic content project exploring the market opportunities for impact investment in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project is produced by Pure Advantage and promoted in association with the Impact Investing National Advisory Board Aotearoa New Zealand and the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia...

Evolution and revolution – how textiles have remade our world time and again (and why we need them to do it again)

Ancient Greeks worshipped Athena the goddess of wisdom, craft, and war, she was the protector of ships and of weaving (the sail cloths that propelled the ships). According to Elizabeth Barber, professor emerita of linguistics and archaeology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, textile production is older than pottery and perhaps even older even than agriculture and stockbreeding. Textiles are...

Textile Solutions

Textiles are the closest things to our skin. From within moments of our birth until we are laid to rest, our clothes are a material extension ourselves. They reflect our personality and communicate to the world so much about who we are. Clothes are the most visual identifiers of our clique and social position: they act as a type of code. Researchers were even able to confirm the geographical...

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