TFRC Publication

TFRC Publication & Web Launch


We welcome you to join us tonight at the launch of Material Futures, a new publication by Textile Futures Research Centre at Central Saint Martins. With bespoke platform cocktails, whiskey flavoured popcorn and extra special talks from researchers and industry experts including Carole Collet and Caroline Till of Franklin (more…)

Book Launch

Digital Textile Design 2, Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles is launching the second edition of her book ‘Digital Textile Design’, published by Laurence King. In collaboration with Ceri Isaac, she has developed
a guide to everything a student and practitioner should know about digital printing and designing of textiles. The new edition looks at the most up-to-date developments in (more…)

Student Project

Energy Dieticians


CSM students from MA Textile Futures and MA Innovation Management entered the EDF Sustainable Design Challenge and were among the winners selected to display their Energy Diet project in the EDF Pavilion during the London Olympic Games. The project is a communication tool that challenges energy-usage behaviour in a playful way, (more…)


Emotional Fashion: A Stress Management Sensory Garment Worn to Prevent an Acute Bipolar Relapse


Jenny Tillotson has been shortlisted for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in the ‘Science, Engineering and Technology’ category. If successful her project would build on her recent AHRC funded Knowledge Transfer Fellowship with Philips on STRESS and SLEEP, presented at the European ‘Quantified Self’ (QS) conference (more…)


En Vie/ Alive

Carole Collet

Welcome to the biological century, where ‘living technology’ will be one of the key drivers for design innovation. We are at the cusp of a biological revolution where the convergence of synthetic biology and nanotechnology will redefine everything we do. Imagine a world where bacteria and plants can be re-programmed to manufacture (more…)

TFRC Publication

Catch up on the latest news from the research fellows at TFRC on Vimeo


Five interviews with TFRC researchers have been published on our vimeo channel. Here TFRC lead researchers talk about their recent projects and how they are linked to the centre; TFRC Director Becky Earley gets into the theory that lies at the heart of upcycling; TFRC Deputy Director Carole Collet explains how biofacture is connected to (more…)


Tableware Amnesty

Linda Florence

Senior Lecturer on CSM’s BA Textile Design course, and TFRC member Linda Florence co-organized one of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s regular Friday Late events in May 2012.

The Tableware Amnesty workshop invited museum visitors to tell stories about (more…)


People’s Print, Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles and Dr Emma Neuberg

Melanie Bowles co-founded the People’s Print project with Dr Emma Neuberg to explore creativity as a tool which allows everyone to participate in the design process and to create bespoke garments for themselves. Her work lies at the intersection between handicraft and digital techniques and offers toolboxes and instructions to print and create (more…)


Manifesto for Creative Innovation

Prof. Kay Politowicz

TED has recently launched a new elective program at Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden, encouraging students to create their own Manifesto for Creative Innovation following a five-week course designed by TED. This new course proposal is shaped by the outcomes of 14 sessions on sustainable design led by TED with Chelsea College of Arts, MA Textile Design course between (more…)