Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today



A day-long symposium about contemporary textile practices and multiple cultural influences to mark the launch of Cultural Threads (Bloomsbury: 2015).

Speakers include: Christine Checinkska, Godfired Donkor, Francoise Dupre, Helen Jennings, Toril Johannessen (more…)


Houndstooth Project Launch Workshop

Jo Pierce and Philippa Brock

Houndstooth Project Launch Poster

Studio Houndstooth launches The Houndstooth Project – a serious play, ludic, egalitarian project, which uses the well-recognised, houndstooth textile motif as the starting point for a public engagement making project for everyone and anyone as either individuals or (more…)


UAL Teaching Scholar Award

Anne Marr


We are delighted to announce that four UAL staff members, including TFRC’s Acting Deputy Director Anne Marr, have been presented with the prestigious title of UAL Teaching Scholar. This new award is for academic and support staff who demonstrate (more…)


The Department of Repair

Bridget Harvey


As part of her PhD research, Bridget Harvey has co-curated The Department of Repair at the Camberwell Space . This is a 2 part project involving 3 weeks of workshops and exhibition, followed by 3 weeks of exhibition which will include (more…)


Work in Progress 2015

Material Futures


MA Material Futures private view of the Postgraduate Work in Progress Show takes place on Tuesday 13th of January. It will be open to the public from Wednesday 14th of January. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to the designers who will share (more…)

Open Call

Textile Toolbox Open Call


MISTRA Future Fashion projects

Our Textile Toolbox platform aims to connect leading sustainable design thinkers and makers in this open call for work using interconnected design thinking and processes for sustainable textiles and fashion. (more…)


Becky Earley and Textile Environment Design (TED)

Prof. Becky Earley

Guests at the Pop Up exhibition for viewing Prof Rebecca Earley's and Isabel Dodd's Shanghai Shirt (photo: Mischa Haller)

Professor Becky Earley and the Textile Environment Design (TED) team have had a busy autumn term.  ’It’s been a work whirlwind autumn for the TED team at Chelsea, as we launched our Mistra Future Fashion online exhibition with a 24-hour pop up show  (more…)


Biofabricate Summit


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TFRC PhD student Amy Congdon and TFRC Research assistant Natsai Chieza will be speaking at the Biofabricate Summit in New York at the Microsoft Technology Centre this week. Amy will present her Biological Atelier research work as part of the Fashioning Biology session and Natsai will present Faber Futures at the Designer Organisms session. (more…)


Faculti: Sustainable Design Strategy

Prof. Becky Earley

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Faculti aims to communicate the latest research news, publications and information in a way that is accessible and available to the wider public.  Film is their medium of choice, capturing research at the cutting edge of innovation by delivering insights from academics (more…)