Fibre Fragmentation


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Thursday 21st March 2024

13:05 - 14:00 CET

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The biggest public problem of the Sports Apparel Industry is microplastics. The MicroFibre Consortium has led the most factual response to this. These are the facts that support this work.

About the orators

Alice Hazlehurst

University of Leeds

Postgraduate Researcher

Mark Taylor

Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour, School of Design at the University of Leeds

Mark is an active researcher who lectures to undergraduates (and masters students) and supervisors research students.

He teaches on the BA Sustainable Fashion programme. This includes modules on the lifecycle of fibres, sportwear and tools for sustainable design.

Marks research interests cover the comfort and protection of clothing systems for extreme and hostile environments and the role of textiles in protection in falls from height or from falling objects.

Since 2016 Mark has actively researched the problem of fibre release from textiles during laundry. He is a member of the Microfibre Consortiums (TMC) Technical Committee, The TMC is an industry funded organisation whose aim is to "facilitate the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimise microfibre release to the environment from textile manufacturing and product life cycle".

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