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Maria Sykes

Technical Officer, Fashion


Telephone: 0161 247 3534

Location: Benzie Building

After graduating from Hollings in 1988 and attaining a Fashion/Textiles related degree Maria spent 4 years working within the clothing manufacturing industry in the garment technology field. Experience includes in depth technical knowledge of ladies, mens and childrens wear manufacture particularly relating to Marks & Spencer specifications. In addition to this Maria has gained knowledge of fabric performance testing having been employed by a company based in Shropshire.

Maria joined the university in 1992 as Fashion Technician within the BA (Hons) Fashion degree course. Other experience has ranged from working alongside artists in residence and being involved in freelance projects related to the soft furnishings market for a London based company. On a part-time basis Maria is involved with many freelance projects including designing and making bridal wear alongside soft furnishings including window dressings.

Maria is currently employed as Technical Officer in Fashion with responsibility for supervising the fashion workshops in Cavendish South.