Workshop

Roberto Verganti Design-driven Innovation Workshop

TFRC and TED

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Just before the Christmas break Aalto Arts hosted a workshop with the renowned Design Innovation Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Roberto Verganti.
The workshop looked at how ‘innovation of meaning’ is used by designers to create products that people really want, such as the Nintendo Wii or the iPhone, bringing huge commercial success. (more…)

Research

TED on Instagram

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TED have a new Instagram account – @TEDtextiles. After posting our secondhand styles for TRAID’s #secondhandfirst week we are now starting to post images from our archive.  Come and follow us!

 

 

Event

Design and Make: BA Textiles Interim Show 2015

TFRC

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Design and Make celebrates the specialist skills of 63 second year BA Textile Design students and explores the three design directions: Fluctuation, Super Botanic and A Place of Longing.  (more…)

Event

People’s Climate March

Bridget Harvey

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TED PhD researcher Bridget Harvey was at the Peoples Climate March, London, on Sunday, 28 November.  She was marching as part of a Mending Bloc with TRAID and The Restart Project, carrying her Mend More Jumper.  An estimated 40,000 people joined the London march, marking the start of the climate talks in Paris.   (more…)

Event

TRAID’s Secondhand First Week 23-29 November

TFRC and TED

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This week is TRAID’s #secondhandfirst week 2015.  Celebrating the power of secondhand to change the world and keeping the resources we already have in use for longer, this is the 2nd year of the campaign. (more…)

Press

TED writes for the Huffington Post

Prof. Kay Politowicz

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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 blog.

Has global warming shifted the direction of textile research and development and how are retailers and manufacturers responding? (more…)

Event

Exploring Textiles, Data and Space – a talk by Dr Yen-Ting Cho

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Anne Marr, TFRC Deputy Director is hosting a talk by Dr Yen-Ting, who is enthusiastic about finding creative potential through connecting different disciplines. (more…)

Conference

Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities

Anne Marr and Rebecca Hoyes

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On 11 November, Anne Marr, TFRC member and BA Textile Design Course Leader and Rebecca Hoyes, Associate Lecturer and researcher, will be presenting a paper titled ‘Expanded Material Boundaries – Risk taking and Process-led Textile Research’ at Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities conference at The Glasgow School of Art. (more…)

Research

Trash-2-Cash: Utilising zero-value waste textiles and fibres with design-driven technologies to create high quality products

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20th October 2015

TED have been busy over the summer kicking off Trash-2-Cash, our new EU funded research project. Professor Rebecca Earley and Dr Kate Goldsworthy are collaborating with eighteen partners from nine European countries, and together they aim to design high-quality products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies. (more…)