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Collaborating with SMEs to develop sustainable fashion

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science are working with a multi-award winning accessories brand to drive forward sustainable innovation within the fashion industry.

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Funded as part of a £1.2m R&D funding award from the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) programme, the project will see Queen Mary support Elvis & Kresse to create metal fixtures, such as buckles and zips, from recycled drinks cans. 

The team hope this innovative project will provide a ‘green’ solution for recycling the millions of aluminium cans that litter UK public spaces each year.  

Collaborating with SMEs to develop sustainable fashion