The Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June at the University of Huddersfield and the Textile Centre of Excellence will shine a spotlight on the incredible scientific and creative innovation taking place in the textile industry today. Scientists, businesses and artists are continually exploring how to make the industry more sustainable and environmentally friendly and this is your opportunity to find out how.
On Friday we will focus on how this innovation has created a thriving industry in Kirklees and highlight the diverse careers that the industry now offers. Come and find us at our info point on the University plaza. Or to book your group or school to visit please use this form.
As well as tours of the Technical Textiles department at the University, there will be talks from Alan Cannon Jones, former Saville Row tailor, with 50 years of experience in the fashion industry and as a teacher at the London College of Fashion, and from Parik Goswami, Professor in Technical Textiles on how scientific developments in textiles are being applied in areas far beyond clothing.
The Textile Centre of Excellence will be hosting a Careers Fair
on Friday from 1.30pm to showcase the many different roles and jobs that are available in the thriving industry that exists within the district. We will be operating a shuttle bus to take you from one site to another.
Bring the family along on Saturday to see the Future Fashion Show
created by schools from across the district and to take part in workshops and demonstrations.
Also on offer on both Friday and Saturday are free workshops on up-cycling, using conductive thread, contemporary embroidery an opportunity to join in with a computer game that involves knitting… yes we’re intrigued too!
Find us on the University plaza in our purpose built information area from 10am – 4pm on Fri 14th and Sat 15th June. See event listings below for specific information and timings on what’s happening on each day.