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Laser Shibori: A digital moulding technique supporting circular textile design in three dimensions (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, L., Kane, F., Tyrer, J., & Shen, J. (2018). Laser Shibori: A digital moulding technique supporting circular textile design in three dimensions. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 6(1), 5-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/20511787.2018.1493836

This paper considers the potential for digital laser technology to facilitate sustainable innovation in the field of textile design and manufacture, enabling transition towards a circular economy. Using recent design research as a case study, it disc... Read More about Laser Shibori: A digital moulding technique supporting circular textile design in three dimensions.

From Responsive Design to Sustainable Systems: Digital Laser Processing across the Textile Production Cycle (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Matthews, J., Shen, J., & Tyrer, J. (2018, July). From Responsive Design to Sustainable Systems: Digital Laser Processing across the Textile Production Cycle. Poster presented at Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology, The 91st Textile Institute World Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds , UK

Addressing environmental concerns in the textile industry has led to a growing field of research into material and process innovation. Digital technologies can facilitate on-demand manufacture and improve textile processes, resulting in waste reducti... Read More about From Responsive Design to Sustainable Systems: Digital Laser Processing across the Textile Production Cycle.

Laser Peri-Dyeing for Agile Textile Design: Implementing Laser Processing Research within the Textile Industry (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Matthews, J., Shen, J., & Tyrer, J. (2018, June). Laser Peri-Dyeing for Agile Textile Design: Implementing Laser Processing Research within the Textile Industry. Paper presented at AUTEX 2018 World Textile Conference: Leading Edge technologies and Trends in Textiles, Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, Turkey

A laser dyeing technique named peri-dyeing, has been developed showing potential for efficient and agile textile surface patterning and coloration. After industrial interest in the technique for manufacturing and customization of textile products, th... Read More about Laser Peri-Dyeing for Agile Textile Design: Implementing Laser Processing Research within the Textile Industry.

Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Textile Coloration and Surface Design (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L., Prajapati, C., Shen, J., Tyrer, J., & Smith, E. (2018, April). Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Textile Coloration and Surface Design. Presented at 10th International Conference on Fiber and Polymer Biotechnology, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

The environmental impact of textile dyeing and finishing is of paramount concern in the textile industry. Research into two emerging textile processing technologies, laser processing and enzyme biotechnology, were investigated as a means of applying... Read More about Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Textile Coloration and Surface Design.