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FREE RESOURCE: Resource Smarter, Not Harder



Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers teaching GCSE and A Level Art, Textiles and D&T.

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Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers teaching GCSE and A Level Art, Textiles and D&T.
Resources developed by Rachel Addy and Nicky Simpson.

The resource includes:

  • Resource Smart, Not Harder – 4 Lesson Plan: Project: Scrapheap Challenge
  • Resource Smart, Not Harder – Presentation

QUICK LINK to Dropbox File


Rachel Addy
BSC(Hons) Textiles Design for fashion & interiors: Specialising in knit.

Rachel graduated from Huddersfield with a specialism in knitwear design and now works as a Design & Technology Teacher in Marlow, as well as taking part in multiple events globally expanding her network of Textile Professionals. She began her career in the fashion industry working around the world as a Product Developer, for a variety of companies including American based GIII, working out of Hangzhou in China. She has spent several years travelling the globe working with various textile manufacturers and has worked with numerous global brands including high street stores such as Marks and Spencer and Moss Bros.

More recently Rachel moved into education as Design and Technology Teacher, and has taught Graphics, Textiles, Fashion Textiles & Product Design. Rachel has spent several years working for not-for-profit Networking events to support locals in making connections that will encourage skill sharing & develop professional relationships that may one day open the door to other opportunities.

Rachel Addy Photo

Rachel Addy, Presenting a networking event in China

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