Transitions 2: Material Revolution

Wednesday 11 April - Thursday 12 April 2018
Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield
School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Fashion and Textiles

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Full conference: £240
Single day: £125
Full time student: £120

From Creative Concept to Functional Application

Join the Department of Fashion and Textiles as we discuss the Material Revolution. We will be exploring how through sustainable new technologies, trans-disciplinary design and creative entrepreneurship we can and are impacting on a new material world. Our engagement with textiles and materials directly influences our wearable and built environments.

The textile industry and associated value chains must give rise to new ways of thinking and embrace digitisation and clean high-tech manufacturing technologies.  New ethical enterprising business models provide the opportunity to make the sector and its products more sustainable, realising new collaborative opportunities in emerging sectors seeking innovative textile and material solutions. New materials with better performance and smart functionalities need to be balanced with sustainable approaches to enhance health and wellbeing, traditions of textile making and advanced technologies need to communicate to enrich a diversity for material applications and new product development across diverse sectors.

This event will explore this bright material future and encourage collaboration and partnership between academia, business, practitioner and manufacturer.


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