#techstyle

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6th March – 10th July 2016

Next month TED’s Senior Research Fellow Dr. Kate Goldsworthy will exhibit her latest work alongside Alexander McQueen and Iris van Herpen at the #techstyle exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art Boston.

The exhibition will feature clothes that respond to the environment, dresses you can tweet, and garments that come off a 3-D printer ready to wear— innovations that are poised to have a profound impact on the future of the fashion industry. #techstyle” explores how the synergy between fashion and technology is not only changing the way designers design, but also the way people interact with their clothing.

Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States of America

Trash-2-Cash: Utilising zero-value waste textiles and fibres with design-driven technologies to create high quality products


14th November 2015

TED have been busy over the summer kicking off Trash-2-Cash, our new EU funded research project. Professor Rebecca Earley and Dr Kate Goldsworthy are collaborating with eighteen partners from nine European countries, and together they aim to design high-quality products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies. In other words, turn textile and paper waste into desirable luxury products.

Designing for cyclability is the TED ethos, manifested in the belief that design-driven innovation can support better waste utilisation and contribute to reduction of landfill area needs. There are growing problems with paper fibre waste from the paper industry and textile fibre waste, originating from continuously increasing textile consumption. Trash-2-Cash recognises the critical need to address this problem head-on by working with a unique multidisciplinary team of designers, scientists, researchers, manufacturers and SMEs (small/medium enterprises).

Designers will drive this recycling initiative, defining the material properties and working with a range of scientists to develop eco-efficient cotton fibre regeneration and polyester recycling techniques.

This is a three-year initiative that aims to lead the future of design for recycled materials and significantly contribute to the overall vision of closing the material loop.

Follow the Trash-2-Cash developments on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and our website is coming soon!

Written by Gabrielle Miller