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Future Fashion Factory introduces 500th member to its textile industry network

By Andrea Byrne


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The Future Fashion Factory (FFF), an industry-led programme developed to implement new textile and industrial digital technologies, has introduced its 500th member to its textile industry network, artisan workwear store The Stitch Society.

The FFF is part of the Creative Industries Clusters programme, led by the University of Leeds in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and the Royal College of Art.

It is an 80 million pounds initiative led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and it is a part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Members of the programme benefit from the following: access to research and development supported by researchers at the programme’s partner universities, collaboration with other members and access to networking opportunities.

Professor Stephen Russell, director of Future Fashion Factory, said in a statement: “The strength of Future Fashion Factory is the dynamic community of industry partners and academics, working collaboratively to deliver innovation. The commitment we have received from the industry so far demonstrates the success of a practical and collaborative approach.”

Charlotte Meek from The Stitch Society, added: “We are delighted to be the 500th member of Future Fashion Factory as this will allow us to expand our business through networking and collaboration with other members, as well as exploring opportunities to develop new products.”

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