The Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC) is a world leading research institute bringing together multi-disciplinary academic expertise in design, technology, science and engineering. We work collaboratively with partners globally to tackle important research challenges across textiles, colour and fashion.
Our expertise is built on a history of nearly a 150 years of research in textile technology and colour science, working together with industry, charities and Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – including some of the world’s most well-known organisations and brands.
As a collaborative research institute, we work with partners to create solutions that address the needs of industry, society and the environment. We develop new materials, processes, manufacturing methods, digital tools and technology, and we inform decision-making.
Our work is supported by one of the most extensively equipped research facilities in the world.
Discover the latest news from the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour.
We are interested in hearing about how you engage with clothing. Your responses will feed into a wider UK initiative that is informing the fashion and clothing industry about clothing habits.
We are offering several highly competitive PhD scholarships that will cover both tuition fees and living costs to the equivalent of £18,622 a year (matching UKRI rates).
LITAC Director, Professor Steve Russell, has been hand-selected to sit on the CFIN Advisory Board.
Discover how a £6 million investment by NERC, the AHRC and Innovate UK will help assess the sustainability credentials of current and proposed practices across the fashion and textile industry.
Professor Stephen Russell met with the Princess of Wales as part of a royal visit to learn more about the heritage, history and innovation of the textiles industry and how vital the sector is to the UK economy.
The University of Leeds will be a key partner with UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) in a new £4million project that aims to stop thousands tonnes of waste textiles from going into landfill.
We collaborated with the Salters’ Institute and their Chemistry Club to showcase how the discipline relates to textiles. You can watch the three short videos we filmed on our YouTube channel.
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The latest Life of Colour seminar, Dr Qiang Liu from Wuhan University explores the effects of coloured lights and environments on wellbeing.