Since 2000 operating on a freelance basis for own label and individual projects within concept development, design, pattern making, sample making, production supervision and creative consulting.


Feb 2020 Walking Distance - Fashion On a Different Route, exhibition at Centrala Gallery, Birmingham


Jun 2019 launch otherways[project], circular unsiex collection concept


Feb + Mar 2018 participation in Circular Fashion Games, Eindhoven & Amsterdam


Apr 2010 launch pigschick, knit- and beachwear


Feb 2005 fashion show, presenting own collection, Berlin


Mar 2004 fashion show on occasion of IKEA Roomwear press conference, Hamburg

Mar 2004 fashion show,
presenting own collection, Berlin


Jan + Aug 2002 Who's Next Paris, presenting own collection

Feb 2002 fashion show Future. Now!, under the patronage of Vivienne Westwood, presenting own collection, Hanover


Aug 2000 launch sabine lettmann, knit- and womenswear

otherways[project], circular unisex collection concept

Photos: Asia Werbel Models: Maena/Body London & Aldo H.

Membership Fashion Council Germany

Fellowship RSA, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce UK




Mar 2021 Let's Play Fashion - The Transformation to Circular Business Values Using the Circular Design Matrix, presentation at the Sustainable Innovation 2021 conference, University for the Creative Arts London


Nov 2020 Re-imagining the Landscape of Future Living and Learning Through Bio-material Exploration, presentation at The RCE Europe Conference,  De Montfort University Leicester, co-authors: Zoë Hillyard and Beth White/ Birmingham City University


Nov 2020 From Global Problem to Local Solution – How a Future Directed Circular Economy Can Foster Social Change, presentation at the Social and Cultural Aspects of Circular Economy workshop, University of Helsinki, co-author Pia Schmoeckel/ Maastricht University


Sep 2020 otherways[project] - Circular Design Concept as an Education Platform for Consumers, presentation at the Sustainable Apparel and Textiles in the Circular Economy summit, Huddersfield University UK


Jun 2020 The Relevance Of a New Presentation Format For The Transition Towards a Circular Fashion Industry, poster presentation at CCA Clothing Culture Association conference, Seoul


May 2020 MAT_er.LAB, the Interdisciplinary Playground Where Science Means Personal Growth publication in Journal of Textile Science and Fashion Technology, co-authors Beth White and Zoë Hillyard/ Birmingham City University, Iris Publishers: San Francisco


Oct 2019 Design for Circularity in Fashion, panel discussion Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven


Sep 2019 Facing Textile Industry: Why Circular Design has to become a BA Fashion programme and Creativity alone is not Enough, publication in Journal in Textile Science and Fashion Technology, Iris Publishers: San Francisco

Sep 2019 Sustainability through Cross Border Circular Economy, presentation otherways[project] at Erasmus+ project, Gothenborg


Since Apr 2019 Senior Lecturer Costume Design and Practice, Birmingham City University


Nov 2018 Beyond Aesthetics talk at SH:IFT student conference launch, Birmingham City University


Sep 2018 Das Erscheinungsbild der Influencer talk GRUR annual conference, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property                     


2018 - 2019 Visiting Lecturer Fashion and Costume Design level 4 - 6, Birmingham City University


2017 - 2018 1st - 3rd year Fashion Design & Textile Management, Akademie JAK Hamburg


2015 - 2017 3rd year Fashion Design, Vitruvius Hochschule Leipzig




2015/16 Assistances at Hamburg State Opera:

Turangalîla, choreographer: John Neumeier / costume: Albert Kriemler, Akris
La Passione, direction: Romeo Castellucci /
costume: Romeo Castellucci
Das stille Meer,
direction: Oriza Hirata / costume: Aya Masakanene
Eleonora Duse,
choreographer: John Neumeier / costume: John Neumeier
Peer Gynt,
choreographer: John Neumeier / costume: Jürgen Rose
La Bianca Notte,
direction: Ramin Gray / costume: Janina Brinkmann

La Fanciulla del West, direction: Vincent Boussard / costume: Christian Lacroix


2014 Assistance movie Boy 7, direction: Özgür Yildirim / costume: Christine Zahn




Since 2011 operating on a freelance base including Dior, Chaumet, Iris von Arnim, Made auf Veddel, Matthew Christopher, Reet Aus,


2019 Co-organisation SH:IFT (Students Happening Influencing Fashion and Textiles) student conference, Birmingham City University


2018 Das Erscheinungsbild der Influencer publication GRUR 12/2018, The German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property                        


2016 Co-development WOW Magazin


2005 - 2010 Assistance, then head of press showroom, JOOP! GmbH Hamburg




Mar 1996 - Jul 2001 Fashion Design studies, University of Applied Sciences HAW Hamburg, Diploma in Fashion Design equivalent to MA


Oot 1993 - Feb 1996 Law studies, Georg-August University Goettingen



Further Education:


Feb 2021 SEDA accredited course Embedding Sustainability into the Curriculum


Jun 2018 Circular Economy Teaching & Learning, Higher Education workshop, Ellen MacArthur Foundation London


Oct 2017 Higher Education Didactics, course Friedrich-Schiller University Jena


Mar + May 2017 Design Thinking, workshop I + II Hamburg Kreativgesellschaft


Feb 2017 Social Media Manager, certificate Social Media Akademie Mannheim


Dec 2013 Storytelling, international workshop NORDWINDfestival Hamburg


Apr 1996 English, foreign language certificate Georg-August University Goettingen




May 2021 Nomination for Changemakers Prize, British Fashion Council


May 2021 Nomination as Inspirational Teacher of the Year, Birmingham City University


Feb 2021 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK


Oct 2018 otherways[project] at exhibition for German Federal Award Bundespreis Ecodesign, Kulturforum Berlin


Mar 2018 3rd place at Circular Fashion Games Eindhoven/Amsterdam

Feb 2005 2nd place at competition WeddingDress#1 Berlin


Jan + Aug 2002 invitation as exhibitor Les Jeunes Créateurs, Who's Next Paris


Jan 2001 Exhibiton best diplomas of 2000 at HAW Hamburg

Apr 1999 1st place at competition personnel uniforms Karstadt Sport Hamburg