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The IET/Fashion District Manufacturing Futures Prize

We’re partnering with the Fashion Innovation Agency at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL), to launch a special prize – supporting technological innovations which are solving the manufacturing challenges facing the fashion industry today.

This could include solutions for waste reduction, digital sampling, sustainable materials, garment up-cycling, process automation, personalisation, and supply chain efficiencies.

The Fashion District is a cluster of ambitious businesses, academic institutions and investors in East London, aiming to make London the global capital of fashion technology.

Their Innovation Challenges are designed to find solutions to current industry issues, support new innovations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across design, manufacture and retail.

The purpose of this Manufacturing Challenge is to:

  • support innovative tech solutions across fashion manufacturing
  • source tech solutions from other sectors that could be applied to solve fashion manufacturing issues
  • create interdisciplinary connections between technologists and engineers, and fashion creatives and manufacturers.

Applications are now closed.

The shortlisted finalists will be announced week commencing 10 May 2021.

Visit the Fashion District website for more information on their work.