McQuillan, H. & Karana, E. (forthcoming, 2023). Conformal, Seamless, Sustainable: Multimorphic Textile-forms as a Material-Driven Design Approach for HCI. Forthcoming In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, Hamburg, Germany, April 23–28.

Buso, A., McQuillan, H. L., Jansen, K. M. B., & Karana, E. (2022). The unfolding of textileness in animated textiles:: An exploration of woven textile-forms. In DRS 2022. Design Research Society.

McQuillan, H., Walters, K. and Peterson, K. (2021). “Critical Textile Topologies x Planet City: Design practice and research intersect”. Research in Arts and Education 2021

McQuillan, H. (2020) Zero Waste Systems Thinking: Multimorphic Textile-forms. PhD Thesis. Edited by L. Hallnäs. University of Borås.

McQuillan, H. (2020). Digital 3D design as a tool for augmenting zero-waste fashion design practice, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 13:1, 89-100, DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2020.1737248

McQuillan, H. and Rissanen, T. (2020) ‘Mind-Body-Garment-Cloth’, in Townsend, K. and Solomon, R. (eds) Crafting Anatomies. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 147–168.

McQuillan, H. (2019). Weaving Futures: Adopting alternative postures to develop new methods for the construction of textile-forms in the context of micro-manufacturing. Paper presented at Making Futures Conference, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK.

McQuillan, H. (2019) Zero Waste Design Thinking. Licentiate Thesis. Edited by L. Hallnäs. University of Borås.

McQuillan, H. (2019) ‘Waste, so what ? A reflection on waste and the role of designers in a circular economy.’, Nordic Design Research Journal. Espoo, Finland, 8(8), pp. 1–9. Available at:

McQuillan, H. (2019) ‘Hybrid zero waste design practices. Zero waste pattern cutting for composite garment weaving and its implications’, in Running With Scissors, European Academy of Design.

McQuillan, H., Archer-Martin, J. et al. (2018). Make/Use: a system for open source, user-modifiable, zero waste fashion practice. Fashion Practice Journal.

McQuillan H. in Antonelli, P. Items: Is Fashion Modern Catalogue. (2017). Museum of Modern Art.

Rissanen, T. & McQuillan, H. (2015). Zero Waste Fashion Design. Bloomsbury Publishing, UK.

McQuillan, H., Archer-Martin, J., and Bailey, J. (2015). Make/Use Exhibition Catalogue. Objectspace Gallery, New Zealand.

McQuillan, H. (2015). MakeUse V2: digital textile technology for user modifiable zero waste fashion. In F. Joseph, M. Smith, M. Smitheram, & J. Hamon (Eds.), AUT: Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology.

McQuillan, H., Rissanen, T., & Roberts, J. (2013). The Cutting Circle: How Making Challenges Design. Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel, 17(1), pp. 39 – 49.

Rissanen, T. and McQuillan, H. (2011). Yield: Making fashion without making waste. Exhibition catalogue, Textile Art Center, New York, NY.

McQuillan, H chapter in Gwilt, A., & Rissanen, T. (Eds) (2011). Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes. Earthscan Publications Ltd.

McQuillan, H in Brown, S. (2010). Eco Fashion. Laurence King Publishers.

McQuillan, H. (2010). What goes around comes around: Intellectual property rights, sustainability and the fashion world. IFFTI 2010, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan.

McQuillan, H. (2009). Using design practice to negotiate the awkward space between sustainability and fashion consumption. IFFTI 2009, London College of Fashion, London.