TED Research Projects


“Trash-2-Cash is a new EU-funded research project that aims to design high-quality products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies. Professor Rebecca ... more →

London Sustainable Innovation

Kay Politowicz selected graduates of 2012 who demonstrated an inventive approach to contemporary design. For them, sustainability is synonymous with good design ... more →

MISTRA Future Fashion

This research programme is funded by the Swedish Government via Mistra, the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, to bring about a significant change in the ... more →

Creative Transition

“It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond ... more →

Top 100

Top 100 began ten years ago as a personal project that was a creative antidote to the demands of both the researcher’s design label – ... more →

Wall: Digital Hands

This is a collaborative project between TED and several partners in India that brings together traditional crafts with emerging technologies to anticipate new solutions in ... more →

People's Print

The ‘Peoples Print’ is a series of textile design projects that develops new systems for participatory design to empower consumers through direct involvement in the ... more →

(D)urability Day

Inspired by the ‘La Duree’ concept explored by fashion designer Martin Margiela, TED members developed a practical workshop to whitewash and overprint garments from our ... more →

Wardrobe Disclosure - Parade

Parade was organised by the CCW research cluster Critical Practice and was a project that explored the diverse and often contested conceptions of art being ... more →

Worn Again: Rethinking Recycled Textiles

The Worn Again project aimed to investigate textiles recycling, looking to the textile design researcher/practitioner to propose significant change through the creation of high quality ... more →

Twice Upcycled

Mindful of the impact of textile and clothing production on the environment, Earley and Goldsworthy have developed a series of Twice Upcycled garments. Upcycling refers ... more →

TFRG in Second Life™

Simonson co-curated this exhibition of work from members of the Textile Futures Research Group (TFRG) in the virtual platform, Second Life™. The work was launched ... more →

Mind the Gap

This project was a collaboration between TED member Lorna Bircham and public artist and Chelsea colleague Sue Ridge. This research was undertaken with the support ... more →

Digital Craft

Digital textile design and print is a fast growing development in the textiles and fashion. This is having a huge impact on the look of ... more →

Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK

‘Well Fashioned’, curated by Rebecca Earley aimed to review the existing state of eco fashion in the UK and was the first exhibition that surveyed this ... more →

Dress to Art

Rebecca Earley developed this collaborative research project as part of the Well Fashioned exhibit at the Crafts Council, London. This project brought together three experts ... more →

Particle Fabrics

This project represents research into the developments of fabric production for interiors. The work was part fo the ‘Shadows of the Infinite’ project, exhibited at ... more →

Assam Silk Project

The main objective of this project was to help promote the unique silk industry of the area of Assam, one of the seven North Eastern ... more →

5 Ways

5 Ways was a project by Earley and Fletcher made up of five inter-connected approaches to fashion textile design. It brought together creativity and ecological ... more →

The Indigo at Eden Project

A group project involving TED, the creative team at the Eden Project, and scientists from Bristol and Reading Universities (Spindigo Project). Outcomes included a yurt ... more →

Trash Fashion: Natural & Synthetic Textiles Upcycling

Four TED designers worked together to produce two exhibits to represent the idea of ‘upcycling’ at the Science Museum’s Trash Fashion: Designing Out Waste exhibition. ... more →

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Lamp – Printed Light

The aim of this project is to develop a window-blind light prototype, by exploring alternative applications for electro-luminescent printing. Electroluminescence will be printed directly onto ... more →

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Conversations on (a) Slow Craft

TED members and guest artists/designers took a barge trip along a London canal, and discussed ‘slow design’ and what it means to them and their ... more →

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