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UK Research and Innovation

The TCC is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) NICER programme, which is coordinated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). UKRI convenes, catalyses and invests in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system. EPSRC creates knowledge in engineering and physical sciences for UK capability to benefit society and the economy.

UKRI NICER programme

The National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme is supported by a four year investment from UKRI. Five new Circular Economy Centres were launched in January 2021. The Centres are exploring how reusing waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemical and metal industries could deliver huge environmental benefits and boost the UK economy.

Academic partners

Working in collaboration with a highly interdisciplinary consortium, the TCC takes a holistic approach to circular economy research in order to support better social, economic and environmental outcomes.

Industry partners

The TCC collaborates with a wide range of partners from industry, the NGO sector, and the public sector.

Centre for Process Innovation
Circular Systems Agraloop
EPSRC Future Manufacturing HUB
Fashion District
Fashion for Good
Fashion Revolution Brazil
H&M Foundation
Henry Royce Institute
Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
Innsbruck University
Jesmond Engineering
Laudes Foundation
Made in NY Campus
Manor Farm/National Farmers Union
Pentland Brands
Policy Connect
Presca Teamwear
Swift Analytical
Technical Fibre Products Ltd
Wandsworth Borough Council, Borough of London
Wilson Bio-Chemical
Yoox Net a Porter

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group will act as critical friends, providing independent advice and challenge to the Textiles Circularity Centre.

Sophie Thomas

Thomas Matthews Consultancy, Member of Board of Trustees of WRAP Textiles2030

Eloisa Artuso

Executive Director

Dr Thomas Bechtold

Senior Researcher

Professor Fiona Charnley

Professor of Circular Innovation

Lee Harper

Hub manager at EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub

Professor Peter Hopkinson

Professor in Circular Economy and Co-Director Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy

Valerie Langer

Fibre Solutions Strategist

Charlotte Lockwood

Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah Malone

Senior advisor – analytics and knowledge

Adam Mansell


Dr Judith McCann

Senior portfolio manager

Dr Val Mitchell

Senior Lecturer in User Experience and Service Design

Ali Moore

Head of communications and behaviour change

Dr Hanna de la Motte

VP, Business and Innovation area Material Transition

Dr Adam Read

Director of External Affairs

Andreas Roepstorff

Associate professor at University of Aarhus, Denmark

Catherine Salvidge

Sustainable Textiles Sector Specialist

Professor Michael Shaver

Director of Sustainable Futures

David Thomson

Executive Partner – EMEA Cloud Advisory Services

Simon Walker

Jesmond Engineering

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