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Winston Churchill Fellowship: Lynn Wilson

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Lynn Wilson LYNN WILSON


20 November 2017

Lynn Wilson is a textile designer and circular economy specialist. Lynn travelled to Japan in 2015 on her Winston Churchill Fellowship to meet key companies developing circular business models and ‘closed loop’ solutions, focusing on three key business areas relating to the Scottish textiles sector: technology, design and heritage.

Japan has always been an inspiration to Western designers but has also led the field in technical solutions for the last 40 years, most recently in technologies for ‘closed loop’ systems. The objective was to gather contacts, knowledge and perspective on developments in the Japanese textile industry that could be applied in Scotland but have an impact on the wider UK. Lynn's full Fellowship report can be downloded here.

About Lynn Wilson

Until recently Lynn was the Sector Manager, Manufacturing at Zero Waste Scotland. Lynn was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 2015 visiting Japan, researching circular economy textile technology, heritage and design practices. Lynn is currently a research student at The University of Glasgow where she has been awarded an ESRC PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Ethical Consumer Research Association. 

Toolkit launch event

Since returning from her travels and supported by the British Council, Lynn has developed a toolkit sharing the outcomes of her research. The toolkit will be launched at a special event at the National Museum of Scotland.


23 Nov 2017
18:30 – 20:00 (doors open 18:15)


Auditorium, Level 1

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (entry via Lothian Street)

For full details and to book tickets, visit the National Museum of Scotland website