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Introducing the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour

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Situated in the School of Design, The Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC) is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary international research institute co-founded in 2021 by The Clothworkers’ Company and the University of Leeds.

LITAC is building on a unique heritage of nearly 150 years of teaching and research in colour and textiles.

As a collaborative international research Institute, they apply their expertise, working together with external partners, both industrial and academic from across the world, to address global challenges and ensure sustainable development in textile and colour industries.

Their core research strengths include:

  • Polymer science.
  • Textile technology.
  • Textile and fashion design.
  • Colour chemistry.
  • Colour technology.

LITAC brings together existing University of Leeds research centres under one umbrella, including the Future Fashion Factory, Clothworkers’ Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare (CCTMIH) and the 3D Weaving Innovation Centre (3D WIC).

Work with LITAC

LITAC has a number of mechanisms and resources in place to support academics and industry partners to come together and collaborate, these include:

  • Strategic brokerage
  • Funder intelligence and horizon scanning
  • Research bid support from project design through to application and submission.
  • LITAC provides fully supported PhD scholarships, which can be developed collaboratively with industry partners.
  • Dialogue and networking opportunities with key researchers, industry leaders and policy makers.

You can get in touch with LITAC by contacting

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