Rebecca Earley is Professor of Sustainable Fashion Textile Design and co-founder of the Centre for Circular Design at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Previously she was Director of the Textile Futures Research Centre (2010–2017) and worked in the Textiles Environment Design (TED) unit developing sustainable fashion textile design strategies, curating exhibitions, facilitating workshops and creating original materials, models and prototypes.
In 2007 she was nominated as a Morgan Stanley Great Briton for her contribution to sustainable fashion textiles in the UK. Earley now works with organisations to embed sustainable design research within corporate culture; clients include H&M, Filippa K, and VF Corporation. She has also worked on two Swedish-based projects with Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) – Mistra Future Fashion and Trash-2-Cash.