In a funded collaborative R&D project, AW Hainsworth, working alongside Professor Ningtao Mao at the University of Leeds, have been able to successfully develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven software tool that can effectively predict both the tactile and aesthetic properties (or drape) of new fabric designs before the fabrics made.
Conductive Transfers Ltd has developed a new process for screen-printing circuits with a high level of durability, ideal for developing innovative wearable solutions. This ground-breaking approach eliminates the wires and plastic substrates that are commonly found in contemporary wearables, all while preserving the benefits of printing onto a plastic sheet.
Laxtons is a name that has been synonymous with the spinning of fancy and worsted yarns for over a century, with roots dating back to 1907. Enjoying a long-standing reputation of being innovators in the sector, the fancy and worsted spinner specialists make a natural fit for collaborative partners in what was one of Future Fashion Factory’s earliest R&D projects.
Working with Future Fashion Factory, Mary Lawrence the Product Development Manager at Frugi has formed a collaborative team with Dr Mark Taylor a Research Fellow from Leeds University and Eurofins Modern Testing Services with the mission to develop a new sophisticated method to generate a more streamlined testing protocol, the project was able to examine the impacts of repeated washing and wear and tear testing on childrenswear.