Research

EAD 11 - The Value of Design Research

EAD 11 - The Value of Design Research

Professor Becky Earley is in Paris this week to present a paper at 'EAD 11 - The Value of Design Research', the 11th International European Academy of Design conference.more →

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‘Circular by Design’ Chiasma

‘Circular by Design’ Chiasma

Design in Action (DiA), a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based primarily at the University of Dundee, will host a ‘Chiasma’ innovation event on Wednesday 18th March.more →

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Guardian live chat - Recycled fashion: how do we close the loop?

Guardian live chat - Recycled fashion: how do we close the loop?

On Wednesday 18 February, 1.30pm – 2.30pm GMT, TED Senior Research Fellow Dr Kate Goldsworthy will be part of a panel of experts in fashion and the circular economy for the Guardian live chat.more →

Research

TED events and research update - Professor Becky Earley

TED events and research update - Professor Becky Earley

CCW Professor Becky Earley and the Textile Environment Design team have had a busy autumn term.more →

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TEXTILE TOOLBOX online exhibition

TEXTILE TOOLBOX online exhibition

We have launched the TEXTILE TOOLBOX online exhibition on 13th of November with a 24- hour Pop-Up event at Chelsea College of Arts. The TEXTILE TOOLBOX exhibition is a showcase of ten propositional design concepts inspired by Mistra research into the sustainability of the fashion and textile industry. See the exhibits and help our research by taking our short survey.more →

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Kay Politowicz appointed Professor Emeritus at UAL

Kay Politowicz appointed Professor Emeritus at UAL

We are thrilled to announce that Kay Politowicz has been appointed Professor Emeritus at the University of the Arts London.more →

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Growing a Circular Economy: Parliamentary Inquiry

Growing a Circular Economy: Parliamentary Inquiry

Kate Goldsworthy was invited recently to give evidence at the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into ‘Growing a Circular Economy’.more →

Research

Black Hack Chat

Black Hack Chat

In the run up to the Black Hack Chat event in Gothenburg on April 18th Professor Becky Earley has published a 'Shirt Film' for people who wanted to make during the workshop session. Some results of the day can be seen on the Twitter feed #blackhackchat. Watch the video here.more →

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UAL Professorial Platform: Professor Kay Politowicz – Design Lifetimes

UAL Professorial Platform: Professor Kay Politowicz – Design Lifetimes

The Professorial Platform lecture for Kay Politowicz's UAL Professorial Lecture can now be viewed online on the TFRC Vimeo channel. The publication, titled ‘Design Lifetimes: A Manifesto for Strategic Change’, is also available to read on the UAL Research ISSUU account.more →

Consultancy

TED curates exhibition for US apparel co

TED curates exhibition for US apparel co

Some of the work and findings from our recent consultancy project with a US clothing company is available to read in the recently launched TFRC publication. Get your copy here to read more about TED's expertise in sustainable design thinking.more →

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ENSAD Conference: Forging the Future

ENSAD Conference: Forging the Future

TED Senior Research Fellow, Dr Kate Goldsworthy is presenting a paper entitled ‘Designing for a circular fashion economy: technology, collaboration and creativity’ at the 2015 ‘Forging the Future’ Conference Series at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris.more →

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Chelsea MA Textile Design Graduate wins SCAP award

Chelsea MA Textile Design Graduate wins SCAP award

We are thrilled to announce that MA Chelsea Textile design graduate Rhiannon Hunt won the first SCAP award for 'extending the life of clothing'.more →

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Shavasana Shirt

Shavasana Shirt

In order to drive the profound cultural and industrial change that is needed to achieve a more sustainable future, designers must be many things.more →

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Elastic Tools

Elastic Tools

Elastic Tools is a project by Rebecca Earley, assisted by Bridget Harvey, for the CCW Graduate School during Spring 2015.more →

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Green Week: Fixing Fashion | Repair is the New Black

Green Week: Fixing Fashion | Repair is the New Black

Repair is the new black!  For UAL Green Week 2015, TED PhD researcher Bridget Harvey invites you to experiment with mending your clothes and other textiles: customising them and fixing damage through patching, darning and adding new buttons.more →

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Textile Toolbox update

Textile Toolbox update

We have posted new texts from Sandy MacLennan, Dr Jen Ballie, Clara Vuletich and Miriam Ribul on our platform for the research work on the MISTRA Future Fashion project.more →

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PechaKucha research presentations

PechaKucha research presentations

Anne Marr, Miriam Ribul and Emmeline Child will present their research in a symposium as part of the ‘Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces’ conference at the University of Huddersfield.more →

Graduate Showcase

TED Selects 2014

TED Selects 2014

TED awarded four graduates of the MA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts with the TED Selects price 2014. All students demonstrated high expertise with applying strategies for sustainable design to their final projects.more →

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Zero Waste Fashion & Textile Design

Zero Waste Fashion & Textile Design

Four world-leading Zero Waste designers held a seminar in the lecture theatre at Chelsea College of Art and Design on 28th of March.more →

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COST- Funded International Research Collaboration

COST- Funded International Research Collaboration

Miriam Ribul has been awarded funding for a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) from COST, the European Fund for Cooperation in Science and Technology.more →

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New THE TEN cards

New THE TEN cards

The team has updated the text on the TED's TEN cards, now called THE TEN, to reflect fully the questions that each strategy addresses and to provide examples of how they can be approached. The new cards are available for sale from the TFRC web-shop.more →

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TFRC publication on Amazon

TFRC publication on Amazon

The first publication from the Textile Future Research Centre, Material Futures 01, is available from Amazon and from the TFRC website shop.   more →

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The TEN sustainable design strategies workshop - Adhocism project

The TEN sustainable design strategies workshop - Adhocism project

TED researchers worked with all stage 2 BA Textile Design students at Chelsea for a The TEN strategies workshop in March. more →

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Textile Toolbox Pop-Up at Resource event

Textile Toolbox Pop-Up at Resource event

TED Researchers presented at two workshops as part of the leading industry Circular Economy event ‘Resource’ at ExCel this week.more →

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Design in Action Twitter Hour – Textiles and the Circular Economy

Design in Action Twitter Hour – Textiles and the Circular Economy

Design in Action will be hosting a Twitter hour on ‘Textiles and the Circular Economy’ on Thursday 12th February from 10.30 am.more →

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The Department of Repair

The Department of Repair

As part of her PhD research, Bridget Harvey has co-curated The Department of Repair at the Camberwell Space.more →

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Practice-based sustainable design strategies

Practice-based sustainable design strategies

Faculti Media featured Prof. Rebecca Earley who shares the research imperative that inspired the Responsible Living exhibition. more →

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TEXTILE TOOLBOX Open Call

TEXTILE TOOLBOX Open Call

We are inviting a global audience of designers to visit the Textile Toolbox site, sign up and submit design projects for our Open Gallery space and to become part of our Open Network.more →

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Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces

Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces

The University of Huddersfield will host the Transition conference on 26th and 27th of November with keynote speakers Professor Becky Earley, Lidewij Edelkoort, David Shah and Professor Jane Harris.more →

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Debate: New technologies are killing hand-made craft

Debate: New technologies are killing hand-made craft

Professor Becky Earley is a panelist on New technologies are killing hand-made craft- a debate hosted by Nottingham Trent University on Wednesday 19th of November.more →

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CCW Graduate School Directory

CCW Graduate School Directory

The CCW Graduate School Directory 2014/15 is now available to view online. more →

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Open call for Film Vert Vimeo platform submissions

Open call for Film Vert Vimeo platform submissions

UAL students and recent graduates are invited to share their sustainable fashion and textile films on UAL Film Vert platform. The platform’s aim is to promote students’ work, their course and graduate projects and to showcase inspiring short films and animations focused on sustainable design in fashion and textiles.more →

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Resilience - The New Research Frontier

Resilience - The New Research Frontier

Professor Becky Earley has co-authored a conference paper that was presented at the 20th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ISDR) 'Resilience - The New Research Frontier', in Trondheim, Norway, this June.more →

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FIREup Platform Launch

FIREup Platform Launch

FIREup launched its new online platform in March.more →

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TED concludes training program at H&M

TED concludes training program at H&M

TED researchers have developed and delivered a bespoke training program for H&M this year.more →

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Pushing the bounds of materials and information: tracking and tracing in a circular economy

Pushing the bounds of materials and information: tracking and tracing in a circular economy

The RSA Great Recovery organised a workshop to explore the concept of material tracking and tracing and what it could mean for the nascent circular economy.more →

News

The TEN animations are now live

The TEN animations are now live

TED's The TEN were co-developed by Professors Becky Earley and Kay Politowicz, and the team at TED between 2006 - 2010. They are sustainable strategies which aim to help designers reduce the environmental impact of textile design, production, use and disposal.more →

Research

The Design Journal: Black Hack Chat workshop

The Design Journal: Black Hack Chat workshop

Rebecca Earley and Jen Ballie have written on the Black Hack Chat workshop they lead at 10th EAD conference in Gothenburg, April 2013. Their reflection on the workshop has been included in In the Making: The ‘Power to the People’ Workshop Track at Crafting the Future, an article edited by Otto Von Busch and published in The Design Journal volume 17 issue 3, September 2014.more →

Graduate Showcase

Chelsea College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show 2014

Chelsea College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show 2014

This year’s Graduates from the BA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts equally demonstrate modernity, professionalism and material exploration. The excellent output is linked to an awareness of sustainability and material impacts.more →

News

The TEN cards are now available in Swedish and simplified / traditional Chinese

The TEN cards are now available in Swedish and simplified / traditional Chinese

THE TEN cards are now available to buy from the TFRC shop in Swedish, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.more →

Teaching

Material Journeys, Konstfack Elective, Stockholm 2014

Material Journeys, Konstfack Elective, Stockholm 2014

The last week in February saw the start of the second Elective program run by TED at Konstfack University of the Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.more →

Research

Redress Forum 2014: Designer Challenge with Miele / Redress

Redress Forum 2014: Designer Challenge with Miele / Redress

MISTRA Projects 1 and 3 contributed to the Redress Forum 2014 in Hong Kong as part of their ‘THE TEN in China‘ field research. The forum was a two-day seminar in Hong Kong that asked ‘What is the future of the fashion industry?’. The Miele challenge video can be viewed online.more →

Research

TED's TEN in China

TED's TEN in China

For the field research with MISTRA in China, the TED's TEN cards are now available in Chinese.more →


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