Fashion Technology

Research and Knowledge Exchange

The Manchester Fashion Institute Innovation Lab – including computerised fabric and pattern cutting, seaming with and without threads, numerically-controlled embroidery and 3D body scanning – is central to our fashion technology research. Anthropometrics, sustainability and the Circular Economy have been a long-standing strength with many live projects including linkages between 2D and 3D design, designing for reduced waste and reuse, developing novel biodegradable materials, providing a knowledge base for niche crafts, and addressing the challenges of recovering value from discarded textiles. Wearable technologies is an emerging specialism with a current focus on incorporating electrical stimulation to garments to enhance health and fitness. Recent work has focused on wearables made from textile materials.

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Digital & Smart Apparel

Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem

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Digital Fashion Innovation

Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem

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Evaluation of Tagging & Sorting Technologies which could be applied to clothing and household textiles

David Tyler

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Materials Innovation

Dr. Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem

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Potential for development of a novel system for transdermal delivery of vitamin D

Dr Tasneem Sabir and Dr Bartosz Buczkowski

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The use of bacterial cellulose as a technical textile

Jane Wood

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Ugandan Bark cloth as craft based eco-fashion and its potential in healthcare

Dr Prabhuraj Venkatraman

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