7L Global Ltd
As part of our brands mission to become more eco-friendly and sustainable, 7L was keen to explore the applications of Graphene in textiles. Our objective was to discover and create new materials which might provide more environmentally friendly products for the brand and the industry, helping to minimise the impact we have on the environment.
We are looking to create a new graphene-based textile product.
Improved thermal conductivity and sustainability over conventional textiles.
“Meeting with Konstantin and his team at Manchester University, 7L gained an increased understanding of the potential applications for Graphene and Graphene commercialisation and were therefore keen to pursue this through working directly with the GEIC.”
– Jonathan Green
We submitted an expression of interest to the programme, and shortly after met with Jane Harper and Paul Wiper from the GEIC. After a conversation about 7L’s aims and objectives, a small grant was confirmed for the creation of a research paper.
A range of research was completed to help us understand how graphene can enhance our textiles and range of clothing products.
We will be moving on to prototypes at the next stage.
The product will require lab testing, wash testing and field testing in extreme environments, prior to 7L investment and manufacturing partnership with industry experts.
Our learnings with the GEIC will help us demonstrate technological superiority over competition.
7L are keen to take the product to market within two years and have set an aim to commercialise a product that can become a part of the its Autumn/ Winter 2022 range.