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3D Printed Textile by Marie Holm, 2018 (Photographer: Anna Winter)

Research in the Materials Science Research Centre focuses on the invention and the experience of materials to address real world challenges, specifically environmental sustainability, and human health and wellbeing.

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Textiles Circularity Centre

The Textiles Circularity Centre, funded by UK Research & Innovation (2021–24), will turn post-consumer textiles, crop residues and household waste into renewable materials for use in textiles, developing new supply chains, textile production, design and consumer experience.
Burberry Material Futures Research Group venn diagram of research areas, 2018 (Graphic design: Giulia Garbin)

Burberry Material Futures Research Group (2018–20)

The Burberry Material Futures Research Group marked the first phase of the RCA's Materials Science Research Centre, and was funded through a generous Gift from the Burberry Foundation.

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