Delivering sustainable innovation across fashion, textiles and technology
We are the Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute
The UAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI) delivers sustainable innovation across the entire fashion and textiles value chain. The FTTI operates at the intersection of design, STEM, cultural anthropology and business practices.
Together with our partners we aim to foster a new creative culture in which fashion, textiles and technology businesses can use research and development to achieve resilient growth.
By bridging the gap between academic research and commercial textiles and fashion, we can open up opportunities for real-world applied disruption.
UAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute is a network of specialist academic research, knowledge exchange and business support from across UAL, and around the UK.
Our community spans design, science, engineering, anthropology and business operations.
- Collaboration – We know people who know best
- Creativity – We unlock innovation through creativity
- Beyond Theory – We turn theory to practice
- Resilience – People, planet and profit
- Legacy – Our collaboration is just the beginning
Fashion, Textiles and Technology
FTTI is a network of specialist academic research, knowledge exchange and business support from across UAL, and around the UK. Our community spans design, science, engineering, anthropology and business operations. FTTI builds on the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT, 2018-23), Creative Research & Development Partnership award, led by University of the Arts London.
Over the 5 year programme the BFTT award convenes a transdisciplinary group of nearly 60 researchers, led by Principal Investigator Professor Jane Harris, with Co-Investigators including Professor Rebecca Cain, Loughborough University, Professor Susanne Kuechler, University College London, Professor James Busfield, Queen Mary University of London, Joanne Norman, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Professor Richard Blackburn, University of Leeds, Professor Steve Evans, University of Cambridge; and Professor Dilys Williams, Dr Kate Goldsworthy, Dr Alessandra Vecchi, and Dr Veronika Kapsali, UAL.
Research and Development expertise
The challenges facing the fashion and textiles industry today demand a transdisciplinary approach and by bringing the research and development conversation into the business environment we can accelerate the pace of real-world change.
We build mutually beneficial partnerships between academia and industry, facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration that gives agency to industry, and commercial scale to academic research.
We work across specialist and academic institutions, and endeavour to normalise openness and knowledge exchange.
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