Department of Life and Consumer Sciences

Ms M Strydom

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Life and Consumer Sciences
Tel: 011 471 2039


  • B Home Economics (Clothing & Interior)
  • BSc  Hons (Home Economics)
  • M Consumer Science (Clothing Management)

Registered for PhD in Consumer Science

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

  • Clothing Production and pattern design
  • Fashion History
  • Fashion Retail
  • Social Psychology of Clothing
  • Fashion Development

Research Interests

  • Product development
  • Sizing and fit
  • Fashion entrepreneurship
  • Cultural dress

Journal articles

  • STRYDOM, M. & TSELEPIS, T.J. (2013). Applying the design process to apparel prototype development: students’ experiences of a community service-learning project. Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences. 41:33-48.
  • STRYDOM, M. & DE KLERK, H.M. (2010). Key to good fit: body measurement problems specific to key dimensions. Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences. 38:74-83.