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Featured Research stories
Business of fashion, textiles and technology (BFTT) awards £1.2 million to fashion SMEs
BFTT, led by University of the Arts London in partnership with some of the UK’s leading Universities, has awarded 10 of the UK fashion industry’s most innovative and sustainable brands over £1.2 million to support innovative and sustainable research.
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Condé Nast launches The Sustainable Glossary in partnership with Centre for Sustainable Fashion
The Glossary forms part of the company’s commitment to becoming a voice for change, and is designed to strengthen and develop sustainability literacy by providing guidance on key sustainability terms and emerging topics.
New survey from learning disabled co-researchers explores what we have in common
The second public survey in our ground-breaking research project to challenge what we know about learning disability is now open, and it explores what we have in common.
UAL textiles students partner with India's NID and traditional weavers
Textiles students from UAL’s Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Arts have participated in a unique co-design project with National Institute of Design (NID), co-developing sustainable projects in India.
Bringing fish skin to market as the sustainable new leather
Thirty two million tons of annual fish waste can be put into production as an alternative to exotic leathers, as new research sets out to show that fish leather is viable to take forward for commercial use in the fashion industry.
Pride 2020 and identity through fashion and dress
Dress is autobiographical, not only when it is worn, but also when it is designed, documented and exhibited over time. We look at research that celebrates the role that fashion and dress play in expressing identity, especially when communicating something that is marginalised or hidden.
World Environment Day 2020 and climate-related displacement
Highlighting UAL research that focuses on the displacement of individuals and populations due to climate-related disasters, as well as devastating, often co-existing factors such as politics, war and conflict and global pandemics.
Living with Environmental Change
Through creative practice increasing understanding of environmental change, communicating the issues and designing for new business models, social innovations and sustainable living. Using design to reduce waste and to change producer and consumer behaviours.
Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
Designing for people’s life long economic, social and health impact, in order to maximise societal gains and minimise issues of dependency, isolation, and inequality.
Exploring through practice how technology affects lives, changes the way society interacts and impacts on communities, cultural production, future society, and economic growth.
Using art and design to support communities in understanding how to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the issues they face, through co-design, co-creation, socially responsive practices and social entrepreneurship.