09 February 2022

FTTI and British Council Announce Five SME Partnerships

Following an open call for proposals in September 2021, The UAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI) in partnership with the British Council are pleased to announce five UK and Official Development Assistance (ODA) country SME partnerships.

These partnerships will share £100k in funding and business support for sustainable design and production under the New Landscapes: Fashion, Textiles and Technology (FTT) Catalyst R&D Grant Scheme. These are;

1. Zoe Powell, London + Bertram Flesch, Indonesia

R&D Focus: to create a circular fibre that supports the textile working practices of the local community.

2. Joss Whipple, Devon + Patrick Hamrouni, Tunisia + Sola Idowu, Nigeria

R&D Focus: to develop a virtual platform to support circular denim practices, and design for secondary markets.

3. Gabrielle Shiner-Hill, London + Nusrat Mahmud, Bangladesh

R&D Focus: to develop methods to support the education of 2D and 3D digital garment sampling skills, and ultimately help reduce textile waste in manufacturing contexts.

4. Tim Cross, Plymouth + Mahmudal Hoq, Bangladesh

R&D Focus: to devise methods to re-purpose polyester to produce circular garment fastenings and accessories.

5. Martyn Roberts, Ramsgate + Iona McCreath, Kenya

R&D Focus: to develop a durable and sustainable textile made from sisal blended fibres.

You can read more information in the press release here.