Over Â£2 million investment in UK fashion and textiles
More than Â£2 million investment has now been secured for innovation in the fashion and textile industry over Future Fashion Factoryâ€™s first three funding calls.
than Â£2 million investment has now been secured for innovation in the fashion
and textile industry over Future Fashion Factoryâ€™s first three funding calls. Future
Fashion Factory is a Â£5.4 million R&D partnership exploring and developing
new digital and advanced textile technologies to boost the design of high-value
additional collaborative research and development (R&D) projects have been
approved in the programmeâ€™s third Innovation Funding Call, supporting
independent designers, heritage Yorkshire mills and fashion tech companies.
project addresses a challenge identified by industry partners from Future Fashion
Factoryâ€™s community of over 270 fashion businesses and professionals, from new
AR/VR/MR experiences of high value fashion and textiles to more sustainable
materials and designs for outerwear and footwear.
projects in this call include:
new digital system for 3D-woven fashion design (Twelve Oaks Software)
AI-driven planning system for producing luxury fabrics (Abraham Moon &
comfortable and effective British wool face coverings with defined filter
performance (British Wool)
technologies for lead-time and waste reduction in the colouration of luxury
fabrics (DP Dyers)
radical approach to more sustainable cotton production (hydroCotton)
quality virtual garment simulation from blockbuster movies to digital fashion
system to reduce the environmental impact of adding colour and pattern to
fashion products?(Rose Danford-Philips)
new advanced and circular material for watersports using nylon from waste
garments whilst mitigating micro plastic leaching?(RubyMoon Gym to Swim)
vegan, petroleum and freshwater-free alternative to down or polyester for
insulated clothing (SaltyCo)
machine learning to create new pathways for designers seeking inspiration in
visual databases (Visualist)
manufacturing of customisable, sustainable, made-to-measure footwear
Stephen Russell, Director, Future
Fashion Factory, said, â€œThis year has presented a unique set of challenges for the
fashion and textile industry, requiring a raft of new solutions while
accelerating changes that were already underway, not least digitalisation.
had a fantastic response to this funding call, which shows the appetite for
innovation among UK businesses. By supporting these exciting projects, we want
to pave the way for continued growth and resilience in the UKâ€™s world-renowned
luxury fashion industry,â€ Russell added.