Brexit Trade Round Table

UKFT held a fashion and textile trade policy roundtable recently, in conjunction with leading civil servants from the Department for Trade (DIT) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The purpose of the roundtable was to present the industry’s views to DIT and BEIS on the development of an independent trade policy…

Old jeans transformed into artificial cartilage

Denim jeans could be made into artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction thanks to cutting edge textile recycling strategies pioneered by researchers at Deakin University. Deakin scientists Dr Nolene Byrne and PhD candidate Beini Zeng have found how to break up denim and manipulate the remaining parts into an aerogel, a low thickness material with a…