Recollective Threads is a PhD research project, at London College of Fashion, exploring the stories attached to the things that we wear. By building awareness of patient experience the project is developing creative approaches to designing breast cancer services.

We are looking for people to take part in the study by…

  1. Completing a creative activity pack at home.
  2. Attending a 1.5hr focus group (online) to offer feedback on the activity pack.
  3. Attending a 2hr creative workshop at London College of Fashion (*covid dependent) - to collectively discuss the design of future breast cancer services. *This workshop will only take place when there is a low risk of Covid-19 Infection or when UK government guidance allows for workshop participants to meet safely in a space, following social distancing measures. 

*All activities will take place between Sept 2021 and Feb 2022.

*Travel and postal costs will be reimbursed by the study researcher.

*Sessions will be supported by a Cancer Support Specialist. 

If you’ve had a breast reconstruction as treatment for primary breast cancer, are based in England or Wales and would like to take part in the study or know more, visit Or contact Rhian directly for further details.


E - [email protected]      T - 07800 907380


All research activities in this study follow strict UK government guidelines for reducing any Covid-19 infection risks. For further information, visit  


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