Mr Haruna Ibrahim is a smart, innovative, and dynamic Fashion Designer, Educator and Researcher with extensive experience and management skills in both Fashion entrepreneurship and academics. I have been practising as a Fashion Designer since 2003 to date and possess 2 master’s degrees in Fine Art- MFA (Textiles Design Option) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and Master of Technology-MTEC in Competence-Based Training – CBT (Fashion Design Option) from the University of Education Winneba, Kumasi campus.
I am currently in my final year of PhD in Fashion Design from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. My research area is sustainability in fashion design with a particular focus on slow consumption, longevity, and fashion product life cycle (circular economy).
I am passionate about context-specific research as a way of diagnosing fashion challenges and providing locally relevant fashion solutions to my society. For my professional development and to be accustomed to the germane issues within the fashion and textiles industry, I am very active in several professional bodies, and these include but are not limited to the following:
- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Textiles Design
- Master of Technology (MTech) in Competency-Based Training
- BSc in Fashion and Textiles Design Education
- Diploma in Education
- Advanced Fashion Design and Textiles
- Intermediate Fashion and Textiles
Professional Affiliations/ Memberships
- Professional Member, International Textiles and Apparel Association (ITAA) – Knoxville. U.S.A
- Member, Ghana Home Economics Association
- Member, Institute of Textile and Fashion Professionals – Ghana (ITFP-GH)
- Executive member, Ghana National Tailors and Dress Makers Association (GNTDA).
- Garment Technology
- Pattern Technology
- Fashion Portfolio
- Fashion Presentation Skills
- Clothing Management
- Creative Design and Working Drawing
- Textiles Printing Technology
Research Interests and Supervision
My research interest is sustainability in fashion design with a particular focus on:
- Slow consumption
- longevity and
- Fashion product life cycle (circular economy).