Institute for Creative Leather Technologies
The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies is a globally unique research centre based at The University of Northampton.
The Institute engages in cross-disciplinary research that responds to the scientific and technological needs of the leather, fashion and footwear industries.
Current research includes:
Taking leather to extremes of thinness, lightness and grip, as well as fire, cut and impact resistance for high-added-value applications including sports, performance, automotive, aircraft, personal protective equipment and fashion
Bespoke fashion and design research and product development combining expertise from the arts, sciences and technology
Applied collagen research for medical, environmental and lifestyle product development
Structural biophysics exploiting advanced technologies, including synchrotron light sources, to extend the boundaries of, and set new directions for leather and biomaterials research and development
Some of these projects are in collaboration with the Research on Leather and Materials Science team.
For more information about the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.