Summer Institute at FIT

Prof. Becky Earley

Prof. Becky Earley will be a guest speaker at this year’s Summer Institute at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Becky’s talk ‘Designing for Circular Textile Speed’ will be accompanied by ‘Circular Speeds’ workshop. (more…)


Central Saint Martins Degree Shows 2016 – Show Two


22 – 26 June 2016

Jewellery and Textiles: BA Jewellery Design, BA Textile Design, MA Material Futures (more…)


Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show 2016


17 – 25 June 2016
Catch the up and coming artists and designers of tomorrow at the Chelsea College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show, featuring work by graduating students from the following courses: (more…)


PoL #25 Rope Songs with LT/HT Group

Anne Marr

Anne Marr, TFRC deputy directr will be part of PoL #25 Rope Songs taking place on 11 May at London College of Communication. The event is a participatory performance, exploring musical forms of measurement experienced through the activity of rope making.



The Craft Readers


TED/TFRC PhD researcher Bridget Harvey and CSM research student Giorgio Salani have started a reading group, The Craft Readers at UAL.  The name is in reference to The Craft Reader, edited by Glenn Adamson (Berg, 2009), the writings in which cover many of the different areas of craft. (more…)


The TED’s Talk


Textiles Environment Design is hosting The TED’s Talk which will be an opportunity to hear about new research from old and new members of TED. The talk will focus on ideas concerned with designing for a circular economy. (more…)


Mending Revealed

Bridget Harvey

TFRC PhD student, Bridget Harvey is exhibiting from 5 March to 16 April in a show Mending Revealed at Bridport Arts Centre. The exhibition has been curated by Jacy Wall and includes work by Louise BakerJenni DuttonLisa EarleySimon HitchensGuy Martin and Paul Scott. (more…)


Fast Fashion Can Be Sustainable – Fashionomics Interview

Prof. Becky Earley

Fashionomics conversation around sustainability hosted by Ulf Skarin, Creative Director at the Veckans Affärer and Elin Frendberg, CEO of the Swedish Fashion Council with TFRC Director and one of the world’s leading textile researchers, professor Rebecca Earley, Eduardo Escobedo, Founder of the RESP – an organisation that brings together luxury brands and sustainability, and Annika Shelly, Founder of Hybrid Talks. (more…)


We Have Never Been Naked. Insulation as a Performing Surface

Jo Pierce

On 30 January 2016, TFRC researcher, Jo Pierce, Matina Kousidi (Politecnico di Milano) and Eva Sopeoglou (University of Hertfordshire) ran a workshop “We Have Never Been Naked. Insulation as a Performing Surface”. (more…)