Alice Payne is Senior Lecturer in Fashion in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology. Her research centres on environmental and social sustainability throughout textile and apparel industry supply chains. Alice has examined perspectives on sustainability along the cotton value chain, the cultural and material flows of post-consumer textile waste, and design processes of mass-market product developers, independent fashion designers and social entrepreneurs. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion (Bloomsbury 2019). Alice is an award-winning designer and has exhibited in Australia and overseas. In 2014, her design work was featured in the book A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion, and her recent work explores speculative approaches to design for disassembly. In collaboration with colleagues and students, Alice is also currently investigating bio-textiles – creating textiles from living bacteria to form a vegan leather.