News

Circular Transitions Conference 23rd-24th of November 2016

Circular Transitions Conference 23rd-24th of November 2016

We are excited to announce that TED is currently organising a Mistra Future Fashion Conference on textile design and the circular economy this autumn. more →

Event

Mindful Manufacturing Panel Discussion

Mindful Manufacturing Panel Discussion

Last week TED’s Dr. Kate Goldsworthy spoke on the topic of ‘Emerging Technology and Sustainable Design & Manufacturing’ in the Mindful Manufacturing panel discussion hosted by the Lissome at The Hub Kings Cross. more →

Award

TFRC/ TED receives the Textile Institute Sustainability Award

TFRC/ TED receives the Textile Institute Sustainability Award

The Textile Institute Sustainability Award is presented annually to a business or organisation that has had a demonstrable effect on sustainability policy and practice in textiles, clothing and footwear and in one or more of the following areas - sourcing, production, use, recycling and disposal.more →

Job Vacancy

Design Thinking for Materials Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Trash-2-Cash

Design Thinking for Materials Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Trash-2-Cash

We are excited to announce that University of the Arts is advertising for a second full-time, postdoctoral research assistant to undertake collaborative research in the field of design thinking and facilitation.more →

Exhibition

Blue Jumper

Blue Jumper

TED PhD researcher Bridget Harvey is exhibiting her Blue Jumper (2012) in an exhibition of “thoughtfully mended textiles” called …by a thread… at Gawthorpe Hall, until 19th June 2016.more →

Exhibition

Mending Revealed

Mending Revealed

TED's PhD researcher Bridget Harvey is exhibiting her work from the 5th March – 16th April at Bridport Arts Centre in a show called Mending Revealed. more →

News

Arts Foundation Awards 2016 – Materials Innovation Prize

Arts Foundation Awards 2016 – Materials Innovation Prize

On the evening of the 28th of January a very excited crowd assembled at the Twentieth Century Theatre, London, W11, for the 2016 Arts Foundation Awards, in six artistic categories. The Awards are given to support the artists, with no strings attached, to spend on anything they need to enable them continue in their creative practice.more →

News

TED writes for the Huffington Post

TED writes for the Huffington Post

A wee while ago Kay Politowicz was asked to respond to a question for the Huff. We thought it would be nice to share the piece with you on our TED blog.more →

Research

TED PhD student to present at International Conference

TED PhD student to present at International Conference

Emmeline Child will be presenting at the 90th Textile Institute World Conference hosted by the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (INF&MP) in Poznan, Poland, in April 2016.more →

News

Textile Toolbox at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York

Textile Toolbox at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York

The Textile Toolbox Pop- Up exhibition will open in the Pomerantz Art and Design Centre at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York.more →

News

Global Change Award

Global Change Award

Professor Becky Earley will be speaking at the launch of the Global Change Award in Stockholm on 25th of August.more →

News

‘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 →

News

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 →

Research

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 →

News

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 →

News

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 →

News

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 →

News

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 →

Exhibition

TED PhD Researcher Exhibiting at Experiencing Change / Changing Experience

TED PhD Researcher Exhibiting at Experiencing Change / Changing Experience

Bridget Harvey is exhibiting in Experiencing Change / Changing Experience at ONCA Gallery, Brighton from 27th July –5th August. Her piece the Spelman Cups (2016) explores Elizabeth Spelman’s definitions of non-repairers and our complex relationship with repair.more →

Research

Materials! at WS04 Material Connexion Milano

Materials! at WS04 Material Connexion Milano

We’ve come back from WS04 in Milan with an overwhelming feeling that this can work. This is a significant moment for Trash-2-Cash for a number of reasons: we’re almost one year in, we’ve just completed our first official sharing of written knowledge between disciplines (through 4 internal reports), Cycle A: Design has ended and Cycle B: Application has begun, but most importantly we’re really starting to understand one another and our different contributions to the project.more →

Teaching

The TEN Adhocism Brainstorming Session

The TEN Adhocism Brainstorming Session

This week the TED team with associate researchers facilitated a brainstorming session for the BA Textile second year students in the Banqueting Hall at Chelsea College of Artsmore →

Event

Join in and listen to H&M’s Circular Lab Livestream Debate

Join in and listen to H&M’s Circular Lab Livestream Debate

TED’s researchers Becky Earley and Kate Goldsworthy will be part of the H&M Circular Lab event this week in London. Reader of Circular Design Dr. Kate Goldsworthy will lead a break out session on A holistic approach to circularity and the need for circular design during H&M’s Circular Lab Livestream Debate this week.more →

News

Making Circular Transitions by Professor Becky Earley

Making Circular Transitions by Professor Becky Earley

2016 began with a quiet January at home, thinking about fashion textiles and circles, cycles, loops and spirals. It’s all happening with the circular economy right now – and whilst this has been building for an awfully long time, it finally feels as if some real changes are about to take place. It also feels like a lot of different projects are finally coming together…more →

Research

Defining fibre concepts: preparations for Workshop 03 (WS03) in Helsinki

Defining fibre concepts: preparations for Workshop 03 (WS03) in Helsinki

Workshop planning is an adaptive learning process, both in the period between workshops where the methodology team can apply lessons learnt from the previous workshop, and within the workshop itself; the design must be flexible and able to respond to the situation as it unfolds.more →

Workshop

Polyester as part of a healthy materials diet!

Polyester as part of a healthy materials diet!

Perhaps controversially, Team TED started February by talking about the potential of polyester for making sustainable, high-quality products.  more →

Research

Trash-2-Cash Workshop #02

Trash-2-Cash Workshop #02

Last week representatives from each of the partners travelled to Prato, Florence for Workshop #02 of the Trash-2-Cash project. The aim was to identify materials characteristics for the new fibres; for design and market insights to challenge materials R&D.more →

Research

Do Better Things: Do Things Better

Do Better Things: Do Things Better

Dr Jen Ballie and Mark Shayler were invited by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) and the Scottish Textile and Leather Association (STLA) to design an interactive session within an event titled ‘Do Better Things: Do Things Better’.more →

Teaching

FastSlow MA Textiles TED Project Launch

FastSlow MA Textiles TED Project Launch

The launch of FastSlow was an intense experience of ideas related to material cyclability. MA Textile Design students participated with enthusiasm in a series of talks and workshops led by practicing textile designers and researchers.more →

News

TED Adhocism project 2015

TED Adhocism project 2015

TED researchers Professor Kay Politowicz and Miriam Ribul co-curated an exhibition in the Banqueting Hall at Chelsea College of Arts to showcase the outcomes of Adhocism, a project with year 2 BA Textile Design students.more →

News

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 →

News

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 →

Research

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 →

Research

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 →

Research

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 →

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 →

Research

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 →

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 →

News

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 →

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 →

Research

‘Making… together’ by Dr Rosie Hornbuckle

‘Making… together’ by Dr Rosie Hornbuckle

My background is product and industrial design with an interest in social innovation, so when I started working at TED on the Trash2Cash project last November, I wanted to explore how my world fits into Textile Design and the interests of TED researchers.more →

Event

TED PhD Researcher to Speak at Design + Research + Society

TED PhD Researcher to Speak at Design + Research + Society

TED PhD researcher Miriam Ribul has been selected to present her practice-based PhD research at the PhD By Design event at the Design + Research + Society (DRS) Conference this week. more →

Event

TED PhD researcher to Speak at TRAID Event

TED PhD researcher to Speak at TRAID Event

On Thursday next week TED PhD researcher Bridget Harvey will be speaking at the eighth #TRAIDtalks along with two other leading voices with unique viewpoints on repair in the community. She will be speaking on the landscape and politics of repair-making, from a material and social point of view.more →

Exhibition

BA Textile Design Adhocism Exhibition

BA Textile Design Adhocism Exhibition

Last week the stage 2 BA Textile Design students held their yearly Adhocism Exhibition in the Banqueting Hall at Chelsea College of Arts. The project is based around TED’s The TEN strategies and Adhocism and places emphasis on sustainable design, layered thinking and reuse.more →

News

Mistra Future Fashion April Newsletter

Mistra Future Fashion April Newsletter

Since 2011 TED has been a part of the Swedish funded, cross-disciplinary research program Mistra Future Fashion. Read about the latest developments and progress within the program in this month's newsletter.more →

News

The Craft Readers

The Craft Readers

TED PhD researcher Bridget Harvey and CSM research student Giorgio Salani have started a reading group, The Craft Readers at UAL.  more →

Research

A day in the life of the Trash-2-Cash suitcase: reflections on WS03 Helsinki

A day in the life of the Trash-2-Cash suitcase: reflections on WS03 Helsinki

Most suitcases are destined for a life of seclusion, at the back of wardrobes, on luggage stands in hotel rooms, in the bellies of buses and planes… the conveyer in baggage reclaim must be liberating by comparison. But not our suitcase; he has a very special vocation.more →

Event

The TED's Talk

The TED's Talk

Textiles Environment Design’s Talk will be a chance to hear about new research from old and new members of TED, focussing on ideas concerned with designing for a circular economy. more →

News

Future Fashion Manifesto

Future Fashion Manifesto

Professor Becky Earley spoke at the Mistra Future Fashion event held at Stockholm’s School of Economics on the 28th-29th September. Research partners presented their main findings and summarised their plans for the second phase of research (2015-2019). As a result of collated insights from phase 1 a Future Fashion Manifesto has been developed. more →

Competition

Sustainable Design Contest

Sustainable Design Contest

The Swedish fashion retailer KappAhl is today launching their Sustainable Design Contest.more →

News

The Peoples Climate March

The Peoples Climate March

TED PhD researcher Bridget Harvey was at the Peoples Climate March, London, on Sunday 28th November.  She was marching as part of a Mending Bloc with TRAID and The Restart Project, carrying her Mend More Jumper. more →

Competition

Denim innovation

Denim innovation

Miriam Ribul lead a client denim innovation project with students from the BA Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts between July and October this year. more →

News

Welcome our new TED team members!

Welcome our new TED team members!

TED would like take this opportunity to introduce three new members to the team; Rosie Hornbuckle, Alison Taylor, and Gabrielle Miller.more →

Research

Resilient Research Event – Recap

Resilient Research Event – Recap

The Resilient Research event explored future opportunities for design research across CCW.more →

News

Holistic Fashion Design book chapter

Holistic Fashion Design book chapter

Professor Becky Earley and PhD researcher Clara Vuletich have co-authored a peer reviewed chapter for the book ‘Fashion Design for the Curious: Why Study Fashion Design’.more →

News

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 →

News

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 →

News

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 →

Research

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 →

Research

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 →

Research

CCW Graduate School Directory

CCW Graduate School Directory

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

News

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 →

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 →

News

FIREup Platform Launch

FIREup Platform Launch

FIREup launched its new online platform in March.more →

Research

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 →

Event

EcoSessions: The Crisis of Stuff

EcoSessions: The Crisis of Stuff

TED researcher Professor Rebecca Earley will be one of the panelists in EcoSessions: The Crisis of Stuff panel discussion later this week. The panel consists of Beyond Retro’s CEO Steven Bethell, the co-founder of Fashion Revolution Orsola de Castro and will be moderated by ethical fashion and sustainable living expert Kate Black.more →

Award

TED’s Sustainable Practice Award 2016

TED’s Sustainable Practice Award 2016

At this year’s outstanding BA Textile Degree show at Chelsea College of Arts, TED awarded a Sustainable Practice Award with a focus on innovation and environmental consideration. It was given to students who demonstrated excellent practice and progressive thinking in sustainable textile design. more →

Event

Summer Institute at FIT

Summer Institute at FIT

Prof. Becky Earley will be a guest speaker at this year’s Summer Institute at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Becky will speak about TED’s work within the Mistra Future Fashion project, which explores the possibility of designing textiles for different and specific lifespans within the circular economy. more →

Research

T2C Weather Report: Preparations for Workshop 04 in Milan

T2C Weather Report: Preparations for Workshop 04 in Milan

Workshop 04 (WS04) is almost upon us and Milan in May promises to be everything that Helsinki in March (WS03) was not: warm with a strong technical front moving in from the east.more →

News

Clara Vuletich to speak at TEDxSydney 2016

Clara Vuletich to speak at TEDxSydney 2016

TED’s Mistra Future Fashion PhD Researcher Clara Vuletich is one of the speakers recently announced for TEDxSydney 2016.  Her talk will use TED’s The TEN (Earley & Politowicz 2010) and focus on her ideas about changing the way we approach the challenge of ethics and sustainability in fashion and how we can all make impactful decisions about what we wear.more →

News

TED’s Research Assistant Featured in Today’s Metro

TED’s Research Assistant Featured in Today’s Metro

The work of TED’s Research Assistant Josefin Landalv is featured in today’s Metro. The article presents graduates and students who have been selected to exhibit for UAL Now at the Pulse tradeshow. more →

Exhibition

#techstyle

#techstyle

Next month TED’s Senior Research Fellow Dr. Kate Goldsworthy will exhibit her latest work alongside Alexander McQueen and Iris van Herpen at the #techstyle exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art Boston. more →

Event

Hybrid Talks 2016 – “Unlikely bedfellows: When opposites morph into spectacular sustainability.”

Hybrid Talks 2016 – “Unlikely bedfellows: When opposites morph into spectacular sustainability.”

Next week Professor Rebecca Earley will speak about ‘Why we should make fast fashion even faster’ at Hybrid Talks at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. more →

Research

Speeds Stories: ‘FastSlow Textiles’

Speeds Stories: ‘FastSlow Textiles’

“ There are so many things that we really need to study, that are not going to make any money for anyone. If people such as me don’t do these studies, who will?” Post by Kay Politowicz    more →

Research

One year without new clothes

One year without new clothes

Throughout 2015 Professor Becky Earley has been writing a reflective blog about her pledge not to buy any new clothes. It’s full of ideas about how to avoid consuming ‘new’ resources, and instead make the most of what we already have. more →

Teaching

FastSlow MA Textiles Day II

FastSlow MA Textiles Day II

After a wonderful day of Slow talks by Kay Politowicz and Slow making workshops from Katherine May and Emmeline Child yesterday, today was all about speeding up.more →

News

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Vacancy, ‘Trash-2-Cash’ Project

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Vacancy, ‘Trash-2-Cash’ Project

University of the Arts is now advertising for a full time, postdoctoral research assistant to undertake collaborative research in the field of textiles and material cyclability.more →

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 →

News

Textile Toolbox at Borås Fashion Textile Centre

Textile Toolbox at Borås Fashion Textile Centre

Professor Becky Earley is the keynote speaker at a seminar organised by SP, the Technical Research Institute of Sweden, at Borås Textile Fashion Centre on 27th of April.more →

News

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 →

News

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 →

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 →


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