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Survey: shape the future sustainable development of the industry


The Business of Fashion Textiles & Technology Creative R&D Partnership has been funded to enable sustainable growth and innovation in an industry that has not received serious levels of R&D investment in the past.

The partnership is one of nine clusters and one policy and evidence centre to be funded under the multi-million pound Creative Industries Cluster Programme, and will be led by the University of the Arts London. The five-year industry-led project will focus on delivering innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain, with special attention given to positioning industry as agents of new technology and materials development.

This survey is an important first step in assessing your business R&D needs as well as exploring the barriers and opportunities for sustainable growth.

Taking part in the survey is a great opportunity to have your say and help inform future research and development as well as policy in the sector.

By completing the survey, you will be eligible to receive a copy of the final industry report, as well as invitations to upcoming events organised by the BFTT Partnership.

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The BFTT Partnership Director is Professor Graeme Evans, UAL and Co-Director is Professor Jane Harris, UAL. They are supported by a research team from London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Arts, UAL in collaboration with UCL, Loughborough University, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, Queen Mary University London and the V&A. Key industry partners include, world leading luxury brands, online retail and emergent design companies of the future – among over 40 FTT businesses, trade associations and Local Enterprise Partnerships to sign up to the initiative.

Find out more about the BFTT here.