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Eleanor O'Neill

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria School of Design

My Interests

I am passionate about working with new fibres, developing sustainable supply chains and investing in craftsmanship. It is the industries that overlap these areas that are of primary interest to me. 

Alongside my role at the university, I run luxury women’s knitwear label STUDY 34. Running STUDY 34 allows me to see and be involved in the supply chain from start to finish; from sourcing the fibres to marketing the finished product and overseeing every process along the way. 

I believe encouraging this level of awareness in design students is key. 

It gives them a better understanding of the impact of their design decisions on the environment and others in the supply chain, therefore consistently challenging them to be more conscientious designers.

Areas of Expertise

My specialism is constructed knitwear design on domestic, hand flat and Shima Seiki machines.

Industrial Experience

STUDY 34, The Crafts Council, Stefanel, Li & Fung, Hugo Boss.

Eleanor O'Neill


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