About Future Fashion Factory

UKFT is the chair of the Future Fashion Factory, a £5.4 million R&D partnership exploring and developing new digital and advanced textile technologies to boost the design of high-value creative products.

Find out about the latest supported projects in Innovation Call 4 here.

Fashion and textile companies can apply for funding for research and development (R&D) grants as part of the Creative Industries Cluster Programme, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and part of the Industrial Strategy.

“This is very much a collaborative research and development effort, with industry defining the challenges and then leveraging academic expertise to help create solutions. Being led by industry in this way means we are focussing on fixing real problems and working with the businesses that have the means to implement solutions and maximise the benefit to industry and the UK.”

Professor Stephen Russell, Programme Director of FFF



Latest funding call

Future Fashion Factory has launched a six-month sustainability challenge offering grants of up to £25,000 to support short-term, high-impact collaborative innovation projects.

Call Opens: 10 January 2022
Deadline for full applications: 28 February 2022
Successful applicants notified: 30 March 2022


Future Fashion Factory Case Studies