Belford’s knowledge of hybrid textile processes was sought out to initiate the first stage of the Catalytic Clothing textile science project, a collaboration between chemist Tony Ryan (University of Sheffield) and Storey (LCF) “Herself”, a textile sculptured dress was a cross disciplinary research project which set out to explore the potential of a material that would eliminate air pollutants. Belford’s contribution to this multi faceted science, fashion and textile research was in the development and testing of advanced textile printing processes with new materials. The research took place in Belfast between Nov 2009 and Feb 2010, investigating printed methods to subvert the established chemistry of Ti02 onto textile substrates. The research aimed to combine knowledge and hybrid materials from concrete, textiles and Nano Ti02. The technology for concrete and Ti02 already exists, but this would be a new application to textiles, the research methodology was to pull these three components together, utilizing knowledge from concrete and textile processes to bring about a new textile. The research output in a dress form was disseminated in the public domain in order to provoke media interest and the potential for further application and development.
|Place of Publication||Sheffield|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Oct 2011|
|Event||'Herself' Catalytic Clothing - Howard Street / Sheffield|
Duration: 16 Oct 2011 → 30 Oct 2011