Textiles & Materials

Find out about the latest research and projects, conducted by UAL researchers, involving textiles and materials.

Textile Futures Research Community is a UAL research centre associated with textiles and materials.

You can browse UAL Research Online, the University’s Institutional Repository, for an online showcase of all research produced at University of the Arts London.

  • Trash-2-Cash

    Designed high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies. Funded by Horizon 2020.

  • Future Fashion

    MISTRA Future Fashion (MFF) is a research program funded by the Swedish Government’s Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research. Its aim is to bring about significant change in the fashion industry leading to sustainable development within the industry and throughout wider society.

  • The Resilients

    The Apero Lab examined how plants can inspire models of resilience and the capacity to adapt and survive despite varying degrees of light and other environmental conditions. Funded by the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013.

  • Smell the Colour of the Rainbow

    Sensory systems for wearable product technologies to reduce stress and sleep disorders. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

  • Worn Again: Rethinking Recycled Textiles

    This project aimed to investigate textiles recycling, looking to the textile design practitioner to propose significant change through the creation of high quality artefacts. Funded by the AHRC and led by Professor Rebecca Earley at CCW.