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Dr Kate Goldsworthy

Reader in Circular Textile Design

Textiles Environment Design (TED)

Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC)

University of the Arts London

Kate is a designer and academic working to bridge science, industry and design through multidisciplinary & practice-led research.  Projects currently include Mistra Future Fashion (2015-2019), the EU Horizon 2020 project, Trash-2-Cash (2015-2018) and a longstanding working relationship with Worn Again, a revolutionary new recycling-tech company based in the UK.

She first began her research with Textiles Environment Design (TED), and the Textile Futures research Centre (TFRC) in 2005 with the first UK practice-based doctorate focused on ‘designing for the circular economy’.  Her Laser Finishing process, developed in 2008, enables fully closed-loop recycling of polyester fibres at end of life, and has been exhibited internationally. 

She is currently a member of the EPSRC Forum in Manufacturing Research, and was named by the Guardian as one of their top ten circular economy experts in 2015.