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Shailja Dubé

Programme Lead Institute of Positive Fashion, British Fashion Council

Roberto Battistoni

Business Development Lead - Consumer Products IBM

Adam Boyne

Co-Founder and Technical Lead BetaJester

Suzy Shepherd

Co-Director Future Fashion Factory / Yorkshire Textiles

Susan Postlethwaite

Senior Tutor (Research) Royal College of Art

Simon Johnson

Co-founder Pattern Project LTD

Phil Purnell (Professor)

Professor of Materials and Structures University of Leeds

Lee Hurst

Fashion Designer

Paul Alger MBE

International Business Director UK Fashion & Textile Association

Michael King

CEO Numerion Software

Judith Coates

Design Director Abraham Moon and Sons Ltd

Josie Warden

Head of Regenerative Design RSA

Joshua Kane

Founder Joshua Kane

Jo Storie

Head of Design & Development KnitLab North t

Jessica Graves

Founder & Chief Data Officer Sefleuria

Finlay Duncan

CTO SaltyCo

Evan Unrue

EMEA Chief Technologist - Data & IoT

Edward Crutchley

Founder Edward Crutchley

Dan O'Connell

Co-Founder BrandLab360

Claire Evans

Senior Lecturer University of Huddersfield

Cherie Yang

Founder Visualist

Graeme Raeburn

Lead Designer, Albion Cycles

Diana Kakkar

CEO, MAES London

Jun Kamei

CEO Amphibio

Parikshit Goswami

Director- Technical Textiles Research Centre; Head of Department- Fashion and Textiles

Stephen Russell

Director, Future Fashion Factory

Danielle Elsener

Zero Waste Fashion Designer

Alice Robinson

Fashion Designer/ Researcher

Yvonne Lim

Co-Founder The Array

Sarah Gray

Senior Analyst

Laura Culligan

Director, Global Strategy

Kevin Almond


Patrick grant

Founder Community Clothing

julie roberts

Marketing Manager AW Hainsworth & Sons

Aurélie Fontan

CEO Aurelie Fontan Studio

Mark Sumner


Simon Whitmarsh-Knight

Managing Director HD(r) Wool Apparel Insulation


Co-Founder The Array

Holly Fulton


Jenny Holloway

CEO Fashion Enter

Josh Nusenbaum

Managing Director, SeFF Fibre Ltd

Dawn Ellams

Research Fellow

Steff McGrath

MD, Something Wicked Holdings Ltd

alessia gotti

Co-Founder RoundRack

Elliot Barlow

Manufacturing Consultant UKFT

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The Creative Economy Team specialises in event direction, partnership & engagement and consultancy support for projects including collaborations between the research community and industry. We’re best known for our partnership & engagement support for the Audience of the Future and Creative Industries Clusters Programmes run by UK Research & Innovation and the world’s leading creative R&D conference, BEYOND.


Virtual Showroom

Yorkshire designers and fabrics from the Future Fashion Factory community

Innovation Funding Call 4

Our latest funding call opens to Expressions of Interest this week.

University of Leeds: Fashion Design Graduate Portfolios

Work exhibited at the British Fashion Council Graduate Preview Day 2020

University of Leeds: Disrupting the Fashion Archive

Research into teaching, teaching into research

University of Huddersfield

Department of Fashion & Textiles and the Technical Textiles Research Centre

RCA Fashion: Immersive Fashion Futures

A new era in immersive fashion, accessible digital tools for a more diverse and democratic industry

RCA Fashion: Mykkö-Mycelium leather

Mykkö offers innovative bio-fabrication manufacturing solutions for the fashion and textile industry to support a transition to more local and transparent manufacturing

RCA Fashion: Danielle Elsener

Zero Waste Fashion Design

Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd: Building a Digital Design Archive

Digital tools to explore historic luxury fabric designs

Nomad Atelier

Web-Based Digital Applications for Independent Fashion Brands

Visualist: Productivity Software for Creatives

Visualist is the modern productivity suite for creatives. Create and collaborate delightfully.

Something Wicked

Digital Tools to Upscale Hand-Crafted Lingerie

Pattern Project Micro-factory

We make clean, urban manufacturing of custom-fit clothing possible via clever hardware & software.

RubyMoon Circular Economy Textile Development

Durable superfibres made from used textiles to reduce waste and carbon

AVIE Luxury Slow Fashion

Luxury Slow Fashion for Women Empowerment


Dreams is the intuitive, interdisciplinary digital creation toolkit powered by PlayStation. Design environments, animations, interactives, soundscapes and more!

Liam Nathan Studio | Impact Fashion Content


Global Fashion Marketplace

Sustainability and Innovation Consulting

Atelier Rahman bespoke

An independent bespoke design & tailoring house


Style, Comfort, Versatility, Responsibility

Tell Studio

Helping creatives flourish in enterprise, and injecting business with a flash of creativity.

New Talent Fashion

Platform to empower & showcase new talent

Cashmere Circle

Truly sustainable, circular fashion embracing natural fibres that can last for generations.


BEEN London is an award-winning brand making accessories entirely from recycled materials

Flair - Graduate Marketplace

A marketplace for the next generation of fashion graduates, utilising brand storytelling and AR

The Digital Fashion Group

The Digital Narrative for lifelong learning informed by the latest innovation & Technology in the Fashion Value Chain

Feedelon - curating sustainable brands

A Marketplace curating sustainable brands and proving the provenance with encrypted fingerprint

BetaJester - Interactive and Immersive Experiences

Creating VR, AR, mobile/web apps, and games. Everything from training systems to VR games, from 360° digital videos to AR apps

Aequem - The Sustainable Shopping Destination

Aequem is the COOL platform for TRULY environmentally sustainable fashion, home & beauty.

Upcycle Fashion

Creative sewing for lifelong clothing