Centre for Circular Design at University of the Arts London is a leading voice in academic design research and knowledge exchange. The team focus is on using practice research approaches to create multiple outputs to steer and support circular economies and communities around the globe.
" Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom." SocratesMaterials
Can academic & industry research create a shared vision for a circular future?Materials
What if we could design garments for different speeds of use?Materials Major Projects
Can we improve a material’s desirability and biodegradability with new finishes?Materials
How can we enable circular and responsive manufacturing through new digital processes?Materials
How can we extend the use of fashion textile products through narrative design?Materials
Can we transform existing manufacturing lines with 'bolt-on' technologies?Materials
How can we build a conversation with environmental science to inform our creative process?Models
How can people connect through circular fashion, location and conviviality?Models
Can designers and scientists speak the same language?
Can meditation and silent-sketching help bridge gaps in working relationships?Mindsets
How can we communicate the evolving material landscape for circular design?Mindsets
How can we teach students sustainable design through Materials, Models, and Mindsets?Materials Models Mindsets
How can we engage the research community at UAL and beyond around the theme of designing for a circular economy?Materials Models Mindsets
How can fashion designers change ‘business as usual’?Materials Models Mindsets
How can design researchers create a more circular industry from the inside?
What insights can we draw from reflecting on the challenges of prototyping circular garments?
How can we engage the industry with sustainable design research?Mindsets
As practice researchers, how can we use our diverse skills and knowledge to change industry practices?
BFTT is led by University of the Arts London (UAL) in collaboration with UCL, Loughborough University, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds and Queen Mary University London, and includes specialist research centres in sustainable fashion, circular design, fashion business and innovation, digital anthropology, materials and textiles manufacturingMajor Projects