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is the inventor of the Speedo
Speedo International Ltd. is a manufacturer and distributor of swimwear and swim-related accessories. Founded in Australia in 1914, the industry leading company is now a subsidiary of Pentland Group Plc. Today, the Speedo brand can be found on products ranging from swimsuits and goggles to wrist...
Fastskin swimsuit. She designs clothing for sport. She was nominated for the European Inventor of the Year award in 2009, in the Industry category.
Fairhurst studied MSc textile technology at the [University of Huddersfield], BA (Hons) at Leeds University and an MA at Central St Martins London. Since 2004 she is a Design Director consultancy 0.01 Ltd. Now married and is known as Fiona Videla.
Fairhurst was inspired by the dermal denticle structure of the skin of shark
Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago....
s. She spent a day in the Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, England . Its main frontage is on Cromwell Road...
examining the skin of a shark under a microscope, to create the Fastskin fabric.