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An infographic showing multiple brewing chambers that use waste material: food, textiles and grains.

About the Textiles Circularity Centre

The Textiles Circularity Centre (TCC) proposes materials security for the UK by circularising resource flows of textiles. This will stimulate innovation and economic growth in the UK textile manufacturing, SME apparel and creative technology sectors, whilst reducing reliance on imported and environmentally and ethically impactful materials, and diversifying supply chains. The TCC will provide underpinning research understanding to enable the transition to a more circular economy that supports the brand ‘designed and made in the UK’. To enact this vision, we will catalyse growth in the fashion and textiles sector by supporting the SME fashion-apparel community with innovations in materials and product manufacturing, supply chain design, and consumer experiences.

Led by the RCA’s Professor Sharon Baurley, with Professor Phil Purnell (University of Leeds) as co-director, and working in collaboration with Cranfield University, University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Manchester and University of York, the TCC supports better social, economic and environmental outcomes – working also with a wide range of partners from industry, the NGO sector, and the public sector.

The TCC is a four year award of £5.4m; one of five circular economy centres funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres Research programme, and coordinated by the Circular Economy Hub.

For more information visit the TCC website.

Contact us

Get in touch to find out more about the Textiles Circularity Centre and partnering on projects.

Email us at
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Circular Textiles Economy: Consumerism