Kelly Joseph

Programme Support Tutor (Fashion Promotion)

Kelly Joseph

Programme Support Tutor (Fashion Promotion)


Telephone: 0161 247 2614

I am the Fashion and Business Saturday Club lead tutor, which is part of The National Saturday Club initiative, and runs in association with The British Fashion Council. In addition to this, I am the Programme Support Tutor on the BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion course at Manchester Fashion Institute. My interests lie within sustainable fashion and my previous experience as a co-creator for Manchester based, ethical fashion co-operative Stitched Up. I am particularly interested in how these issues are addressed within fashion education. These experiences have allowed me to develop my work with the Saturday Club alongside various fashion based outreach work, such as the Identi-Tee workshop run with the Children’s society, and introductory fashion workshops within local schools and colleges in the Greater Manchester area.

Academic and professional qualifications

The University of Hudersfield: PGCE in Lifelong Learning, Higher Education 2013-2015

Manchester Metropolitan University: BA(Hons) Fashion Design with Technology 2003-2007

Previous Employment

Director: Stitched Up co-operative Limited 2011-2016

Stitched Up is an ethical fashion co-operative started by myself and 5 other women.

My role mainly involves organising and running sewing based workshops for adults and children.

Workshops are either held at our HQ or within various organisations.
I have run workshops at a number of Schools and Colleges including Walkden High School, Trafford College and Manchester University.

I am also responsible for recruiting volunteers, training them up and being their point of contact during their time with us.

Product Developer: JD Sports 2015-2016

Responsible for development of clothing and accessories on the Blacks/Millets own brand labels, Peter Storm and One Earth.
Develop styles from proto sample through to bulk.
Liaising with factories in China and Bangladesh ensuring shipment dates are met.

Product Developer/Garment Technologist: Craghoppers 2009-2013

Developing range from design through to salesman sample.
Creating technical specifications.
Attending fit and design meetings and transferring information to factories.
Approval of lab-dips.
Development of trims.
Liaising with factories in China and Bangladesh on a daily basis.
Assisting with production of seasonal range launch.
Ensuring the critical path was kept up to date and that deadlines were met

Assistant Designer: Crowthers Ltd 2005-2006

Trend research, market research, creation of trend and fabric boards, liaising with fabric suppliers, assisting on photo shoot for website, organisation of seasonal range launch, designed accessories collection for SS06.


Conference Papers

Jenkinson, J., Joseph, K., 2019. '‘I wear what I want to wear’: Youth, style and identity at the fashion and business Saturday club.', IFFTI Fashion: ID, Manchester Metropolitan University, 8/4/2019 - 12/4/2019, in

Joseph, K., 2019. '“How can delivering Saturday Clubs to 13-16-year olds affect their longer-term educational choices within the area of fashion”?', FutureScan 4: Valuing Practice, Bolton University, 23/1/2019 - 24/1/2019.

Office Location

Room C2.44
Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG