Since 2000, I work as a freelance fashion designer for my own label and individual projects within areas such as concept creation, design, pattern construction, sample development, production supervision and creative consulting.


Jul - Nov 2022 Sent with Love, exhibition Craft Sustained at The Hub, Sleaford UK


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


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


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


Apr 2010 launch pigschick, knit- and beachwear


Feb 2005 fashion show, presenting own collection, Berlin GER


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

Mar 2004 fashion show,
presenting own collection, Berlin GER


Jan + Aug 2002 Who's Next Paris, grants to present own collection

Feb 2002 fashion show Future. Now! under patronage of Vivienne Westwood, graduate collection presentation, Hanover GER


Aug 2000 - 2015 sabine lettmann, knit- and womenswear

otherways[project], circular unisex collection concept. Photography: ©Asia Werbel. Models: Maena/Body London & Aldo H.




Since 2011, I work as a freelance creative consultant for brands such as Dior, Chaumet, Iris von Arnim, Made auf Veddel, Matthew Christopher, Reet Aus or


Nov 2020 - present Enactus Student Advisor, Birmingham City University, UK


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


2016 Co-development WOW Magazin GER


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





Ræbold, U., Lettmann, S. and K.M. Hasling (2023) Tools and Methodologies. Incorporating sustainability content in fashion, apparel & textiles educational curriculum through facilitating materials. In M. Charter, B. Pan and S. Black (eds) Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Apparel & Textiles. London: Routledge.


Lettmann, S. (2023) The role of circular fashion practice in creative placemaking and place identity. In N. Bobic and F. Haghighi (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Architecture, Urban Space and Politics, Vol II: Ecology, Social Participation and Marginalities. London: Routledge.


Lettmann, S. (2022) The approach to circular fashion design: An exploration of designing for otherways[project]. International Journal of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles, 1(2), DOI: 10.1386/sft_0011_1.


B. White, Z. Hillyard and S. Lettmann (2022) Constructive Disruption - Nurturing a New Curriculum Framework. STEAMhouse Conference. Birmingham, UK, 18-20 October 2022. Birmingham: Birmingham City University.


B. White, Lettmann, S. and Z. Hillyard (2022) Gracilaria Vericosa and Purple Sea Moss: a STEAM partnership exploring the potential of ocean waste streams for circular design. Futurescan 5 Conference. Leeds, UK, 7 - 8 September 2022. Leeds: University of Leeds.


Lettmann, S. and Schmoeckel, P. (2022) From Global Problem to Local Solution – How a Future Directed Circular Economy Can Foster Social Change. In Pal, V. ed. Social and Cultural Aspects of Circular Economy. Toward Solidarity and Inclusivity. London Routledge.


Lettmann, S. (2021) Jil Sander 1990-2000: From Simplicity to the Queen of Less. Bloomsbury Fashion Archive. DOI: 10.5040/9781350934641.007.


Lettmann, S., White, B. and Hillyard, Z. (2021) Constructive Disruption. Responsible Fashion Conference. Antwerp, BE, 14-15 October 2021. Antwerp: University of Antwerp.


Lettmann, S. and Lukas, C.R. (2021) Between Dream and Reality - Developing Products and Systems Through Design Thinking. The Digital Multilogue of Fashion Education. Paris, FR, 1-2 October 2021. Paris: American University of Paris.


Lettmann, S. and Nutton, K. (2021) Weaving the Fashion Future. Learning and Teaching Conference, Birmingham, UK, 15-16 July 2021. Birmingham: Birmingham City University.


Lettmann, S. (2021) Let’s Play Fashion – The Transformation to Circular Business Values Using the Circular Design Matrix. 23rd International Conference Sustainable Innovation 2021. London, UK, 15-16 March 2021. London: University for the Creative Arts.


Lettmann, S. and Schmoeckel, P. (2020) From Global Problem to Local Solution – How a Future Directed Circular Economy Can Foster Social Change. Social and Cultural Aspects of Circular Economy Workshop. Helsinki, FI, 19-20 November 2020. Helsinki: University of Helsinki


Lettmann, S., White, B. and Hillyard, Z. (2020) Re-imagining the Landscape of Future Living and Learning Through Bio-material Exploration. The RCE European Meeting 2020. Leicester, UK, 24-25 November. Leicester: De Montfort University.


Lettmann, S. (2020) otherways[project] - Circular Design Concept as an Education Platform for Consumers. SAT in the Circular Economy Symposium. Huddersfield, UK, 7-9 September 2020. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.


Lettmann, S. (2020) The Relevance of a New Presentation Format For The Transition Towards a Circular Fashion Industry. Costume Culture Conference (ITCCC): Fashion Marketing and Economy. Seoul, KR, 4 July 2020. Seoul: Hanyang University.


Lettmann, S., White, B. and Hillyard, Z. (2020) MAT_er.LAB, the Interdisciplinary Playground Where Science Means Personal Growth. Journal of Textile Science and Fashion Technology, 5(2), DOI: 10.33552/JTSFT.2020.05.000608.


October (2019) Design for Circularity in Fashion, panel discussion Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.


Lettmann, S. (2019) Facing Textile Industry: Why Circular Design has to become a BA Fashion programme and Creativity alone is not Enough. Journal of Textile Science and Fashion Technology, 3(5), DOI: 10.33552/JTSFT.2019.03.000572.


Lettmann, S. (2019) otherways[project]. Sustainability through Cross Border Circular Economy. Erasmus+ Project. Gothenborg, SE, 9 September 2019.


Lettmann, S. (2018) Beyond Aesthetics. Keynote, SH:IFT student conference launch. Birmingham, UK, 20 November 2018. Birmingham: Birmingham City University.


Lettmann, S. (2018) Das Erscheinungsbild der Influencer (The Appearance of Influencers). Keynote, GRUR Annual Conference, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Berlin, GER, 28 September 2018.                  


Lettmann, S. (2018) Das Erscheinungsbild der Influencer (The Appearance of Influencers). GRUR (Journal for Intellectual Property law) (12) 2018, pp. 1206-1211.




Since July 2022 Module Lead MA Sustainable Fashion, Falmouth University, UK.


Since April 2019 Senior Lecturer BA Costume Design and Practice, Birmingham City University, UK.


Feb 2022 - Apr 2022 Visiting Lecturer for circular fashion design enhancement, Middlesex University London, UK.


Feb 20/21, Nov 2021 Visiting Lecturer for circular fashion design enhancement, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, DK.


2018 - 2019 Visiting Lecturer Fashion and Costume Design, Birmingham City University, UK.


2017 - 2018 Lecturer Fashion Design and Fashion Textile Management, Akademie JAK Hamburg, GER.


2015 - 2017 Lecturer Fashion Design, Vitruvius Hochschule Leipzig, GER.




External Examiner Roles:

2021 - 2025 BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making, Buckinghamshire University, UK.


Dec 2021 BA (Hons) Fashion and Costume Design with Sustainable Practice, Stage 2 validation panel, Blackpool and The Fylde College, UK.


Feb 2022 BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Costume Design for Film and Television, reapproval panels, Falmouth University, UK.




2015/16 Assistant at Hamburg State Opera / Hamburg Ballet:

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