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Textiles and 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.




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

Future Fashion

Aiming to bring about 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 capacity to adapt despite the degree of light and other conditions.

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

Investigating textiles recycling to propose significant change through the creation of high quality artefacts.