Fashion and textiles theme ties in with London Fashion Week
Could you be designing the next recycled t-shirt?
Ever wondered where all your old plastic drinks bottles or food containers go? Well, the wait is over. Recycled polyester can now be used in fabrics to make new clothes. So not only are we minimizing the rubbish and being environmentally friendly – we can get ourselves a whole new wardrobe too!
This London Fashion Week, which takes place from 14th-18th September, sees the launch of the new Fashion & Textiles section on the Future Morph website. This new section of the site will help young people explore the career opportunities on the interface between science and fashion and get into one of the UK’s most promising creative industries. From textile technologists to fashion photographers and footwear designers, science exists behind all of our favourite garments and accessories and the UK needs many more young people to become a part of this innovative industry.
Take your senses to new levels with interactive fragrance technology as we enter an era where we are able to develop our own wardrobe of fragrances depending on our mood. Imagine your t-shirt producing soothing scents to cheer you up!
Or better still, never get bitten again with the new technologies used to develop insect repelling garments that can protect you from the nastiest insects without the need for insect repellant lotion.
Fashion inspiration can come from a range of different sources from London Fashion Week to Clothes Show Live, and Camden Market to Rodeo Drive. Celebrities are always highlighted in the media for their latest fashion favourites and failures but without science and technology where would the fashion industry be? Here, we bring you the people behind these creations. Technology and innovation is leading an exciting future for the UK fashion industry. But how do you get a job in an area where art meets science? How did they get to work in this industry? What are the jobs out there that could catapult you into the fashion limelight?
Visit the new Fashion & Textiles section to find out more by clicking here.
Diana Garnham, Chief Executive, Science Council says:
“There is a huge misconception about what studying science can lead to. Scientists work everywhere in the economy making use of their science skills – supporting all industries to keep up with science and technology including sport and fashion. It’s important we explain these options to students so they can make an informed choice about their career.
We aim to inspire the next generation of scientists to continue the work already taking place in this exciting and fast-paced industry.”
Fashion designer Amy Winters says: “The London fashion scene thrives from innovation and exciting new designers. Designers are now starting to work with the science industry to develop interactive materials for their collections. Fabrics which change colour and pattern adapting to sun, sound and water are currently used by London based fashion/technology label 'Rainbow Winters'. This is just to the start, can you imagine what the future stars of science and fashion will come up with?”