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Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Timo Rissanen is an associate professor in fashion and textiles in the School of Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research focuses on design-led approaches to sustainability and social justice in fashion and textile systems. He has published two books on fashion and sustainability: Zero Waste Fashion Design (2016), co-authored with Holly McQuillan, and Shaping Sustainable Fashion (2011), co-edited with Alison Gwilt. He is a founding member and a board member of the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion.


  • –present
    associate professor, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2013 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD, Design