Department of Fashion and Textiles

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Profile Information

The Department of Fashion and Textiles combines practice-led research expertise in both design and technology, specialising in concept to commercialisation, with strengths in fashion and textile design as well as 3D printing, supported by extensive pilot-scale manufacturing capability to support design translation. There is strong proficiency in science and technology, environmental sustainability, craftsmanship, enterprise and business engagement, with existing R&D collaborations with industry.

 

Academic research

We are nurturing the next generation of researchers be they creative, technical or at the porous interface of the two. As part of a dynamic, diverse and interactive learning community, we foster and develop the talents of our postgraduate students, ensuring that their academic journey is tailored around each individual. We have opportunities for students to develop their research within Fashion and Textiles through studying for a Master’s by Research or a PhD.

 

Applications are welcome in, but not limited to, the following research areas:

  • Sustainable Textile Production
  • Product Innovation with Textiles
  • Technical Textiles
  • Textile Crafts and Textile Futures
  • Textile Technology and Textile Chemistry
  • Costume Studies
  • Creative Pattern Cutting and Technologies
  • Design Pedagogy
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Ecology, Economics and Business Engagement
  • Fashion Retail and Social Media

 

Working with industry

The Department of Fashion and Textiles works extensively with industry to generate exciting innovations and opportunities. Our world-class researchers have an established record of addressing the needs of industry through:

  • Collaborative research projects
  • Consultancy
  • Joint funding applications
  • Knowledge transfer partnerships
  • Licensing
  • Training

 

Contact

Our Head of Department, Prof. Parik Goswami (p.goswami@hud.ac.uk) would be delighted to discuss research opportunities at the Department of Fashion and Textiles.

 

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