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Research facilities and resources

  1. Controlled environmental chamber and conditioned space
  2. Tactile, visual and other sensory facilities
  3. Instrumentation for characterising fibres, yarns, fabrics and clothing, for example:
    • thermal and moisture properties of materials (such as a Sweating Guarded Hotplate; water vapour and air permeability testers)
    • equipment for artificially ageing fibres, yarns, and fabrics
  4. Instrumentation for fibre/material development, for example:
    • 3D printer
    • extruder
    • electrospinner
  5. Teaching collection of items of 19th and 20th century dress

The Clothing and Textiles Centre established in 1989 carries out research and provides technical and scientific expertise for the wider community.