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The Textiles Circularity Centre launches on 24 May


The Textiles Circularity Centre, funded by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), will officially launch on Monday 24 May 2021.

The centre aims to turn post-consumer textiles, crop residues and household waste into renewable materials for use in textiles to catalyse growth in UK manufacturing and the creative industries. It aims to develop new supply chains, textile production, design and consumer experiences, while reducing the UK’s reliance on imported and environmentally and ethically impactful materials.

The launch is part of the wider UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) Programme, a four-day event running from 24 – 27 May will introduce the five National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres and the Circular Economy Hub.

The NICER Programme is the largest UKRI investment focusing on Circular Economy (CE) to date. The £30 million investment supports five National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy research centres, of which the Textiles Circularity Centre is one.

UKFT’s CEO Adam Mansell is participating in the launch event for the Textiles Circularity Centre on 24 May and sits on the advisory board. He said: “There is a real opportunity for the UK fashion and textile industry to become a leader in circular supply chains and to harness the full benefits that UK manufacturing can offer. We look forward to uniting research and industry in this exciting project.”


Monday 24 May
10:00 – 12:00 Textiles Circularity Centre
13:00 – 15:00 Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials

Tuesday 25 May
10:00 – 12:00 Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy
13:00 – 15:00 Interdisciplinary Centre for Technology Metals Economy

Wednesday 26 May
10:00 – 12:00 Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Metal

Thursday 27 May
10:00 – 15:30 Whole Programme Launch, led by the CE-hub


Register online here: bit.ly/NICERLaunch