Fibre Highways

How can textiles empower communities of microorganisms to cleanse polluted environments? How can microorganisms transform knitted fabric properties to enhance remediation?

An interdisciplinary research collaboration with Microbial Ecologist Dr Angela Sherry. The research investigates how a symbiotic relationship can be developed between knitted fabrics and microorganisms, and how to deploy these responsive living textiles to address significant environmental challenges.

The work is funded by EBNET and Research England as a proof of concept project: ‘Fibre Highways: translocation of the microbiome for pollutant bioremediation‘.