Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Conscious Textile Development Program

Open call for small-scale R&D projects
Conscious Textile Development Program
Type of Call
Development Program
Deadline
1 November 2022
Department
Material Research Hub
Important Dates
1 January 2023 – Start of Development Program
MOME Innovation Center, in partnership with responsible fashion brand Nanushka, has launched the Conscious Textile Group, a material R&D hub designed to explore innovative ways to use post-production textiles in a circular manner.

As part of the Conscious Textile Group initiative, MOME and Nanushka invite MOME staff, students, alumni, and other community members to apply to its new Conscious Textile Development Program focusing on sustainable material R&D.

The program planned to last up to 12 months, during which participants will receive mentoring as well as financial and operational support. The program is split in two phases. Participants will be expected to work on exploratory material research and conduct experiments, followed by an industrialization feasibility study. The ideas with the most potential will be selected to proceed to the second program phase, i.e., industrialization.

Requirements

Program Setup

1st phase: exploratory material research and experiments, leading to at least one innovative product development, followed by an industrialization feasibility study; 2nd phase: industrialization.

Focus Areas

For this open call, we invite applications from individuals with fresh ideas in design and material science with proposals related to the innovative upcycling of deadstock fabric and yarn. The proposals should aim to find innovative ways of working with deadstock in an industrializable way.

Expected Outputs

The participants are expected to develop industrializable, business-relevant new textile materials based on Nanushka deadstock or textile waste. Successful development means that Nanushka can integrate the above-mentioned textile material to its new season collection.

Offer

Participants will: have the possibility to receive mentorship from textile researchers at MOME and industrialization experts from Nanushka; have the opportunity to create new materials that could be featured in the upcoming Nanushka fashion collections; if a program participant’s newly developed material is integrated into Nanushka’s new fashion collection, the program participant will receive 15% commission of the materials cost after each sold item. See more here.

Application

Eligibility

Applications can be submitted individually or in teams, at least one person of the project team must be: current or former MOME student, teacher, researcher or alumni with a background in design and/or material sciences; passionate about textile recycling and innovations; open to work with other expers; intermediate fluency in English.

Submission

Applicants are expected to submit: Detailed curriculum vitae of team members, including your portfolio of previous work; Outline of textile design & research project (max. 1500 words) that you propose to carry out within the program specifying the objectives of the work.

Deadline

Applications for the research fellowship program should be submitted by 1st November 2022 23:59 CET to opencall2022@mome.hu.

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