Zoom POC call launch: from 14:00 to 16:00, 24 March 2021.
To join the pre-launch Zoom call register by: noon 22 March 2021. See here for more details.
The fashion and textiles sector is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emission and 20% of global waste water. BBNet will invite proof of concept proposals for research aimed at underpinning a move to a more circular and sustainable textile economy.
Proposals should encompass bio-based approaches that underpin the use of low carbon sustainable feedstocks for textile manufacture, bio-based production of replacements for synthetic textile fibres, elimination of microplastics release from textile washing, the development of sustainable dyeing and finishing of textiles, and bio-based approaches for the recycling of end of life textiles. We wish to encourage projects that demonstrate an ability to help the UK to deliver on its net zero carbon and clean growth targets and ambitions.