Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Future Fashion Factory selects 9 projects for funding

Future Fashion Factory selects 9 projects for funding

Aug '19
Pic: Future Fashion factory
Pic: Future Fashion factory
Nine projects - involving bespoke tailors to fashion brands to Yorkshire’s mills -have been selected by Future Fashion Factory for funding. The projects benefit from a total investment of more than £645,000 in new, industry-led research and development. The successful projects focus on challenges faced by businesses across the fashion and textile industry.

The projects selected include a digital system for enhanced accuracy and efficiency of the wool dyeing process by Abraham Moon & Sons, a process to digitally evaluate, relay and visualise the aesthetics of textile fabrics to users in a different location by Advanced Dyeing Solutions / Roaches International, digitising early designs from Leeds Industrial Museum to produce a ‘new heritage’ fabric for electronic jacquard manufacture by AW Hainsworth and Yorkshire Textiles, design of a modular mattress product by Deluxe Beds, and reducing the lead time on a UK made-to-measure suit from 6-8 weeks to 48 hours by Gieves & Hawkes.

“It’s fantastic to see the range of businesses working with Future Fashion Factory in response to their first funding call,” says Dr. Paul Meller, associate director at UKRI’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. “These pioneering partnerships between industry and universities will drive innovation in this vibrant and rapidly expanding sector and underpin economic growth in the region.”

Future Fashion Factory supports projects where industry partners and researchers at three academic centres of the University of Leeds, University of Huddersfield, and the Royal College of Art collaborate to solve real business challenges.

The second innovation funding call opens to expressions of interest on September 2, 2019. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Interviews View All

Saket Garg, Garg Corporation

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

Sonia Agarwal, Whitenife

Sonia Agarwal

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Puneet Jain & Yatin Jain,

Puneet Jain & Yatin Jain

Odhni is an indutva or ethnicwear brand started in 1999 by the Jain...

Alphonse Reddy,

Alphonse Reddy

Bangalore-based Sunday designs and makes mattresses and accessories that...

Rajat Jaipuria,

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA

Pierre Wiertz

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related...

Mark Paterson, Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search