Research Streams

The five research streams in the School of Fashion and Textiles enable a community of practice in research and teaching by bringing together likeminded researchers from across the School and providing mentoring and collaboration opportunities.

Led by senior researchers from the Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion (CMIFF), the streams embrace the broader research community, early career researchers and Higher Degree by Research candidates. The streams encompass theoretical and practice-based perspectives; technical, creative and applied approaches; the literal and imaginative, and explicit and tacit ways of knowing. 

Pedagogy and enterprise

Explores innovative educational propositions, technology and enterprise to contribute to the future of the creative industries.

Producing fashion

Interrogates the global fashion system to proposition distinctive and sustainable approaches to how fashion is produced, consumed and communicated.

Saving lives

Develops solutions for safer and healthier lives, and the environments we interact with, through the design and development of advanced materials and performance textiles.

Body centric

Affords cross-discipline collaboration, bringing together science, technology, design and communication to enable and enhance the physiological, psychological and social body.

Materials agency

Explores the material culture and practice of materials design.

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