Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation

Incredible Scientific and Creative Innovation

The Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation at the University of Huddersfield and the Textile Centre of Excellence shone a spotlight on the incredible scientific and creative innovation taking place in the textile industry today. Visitors came to find out how scientists, businesses and artists are continually exploring how to make the industry more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

On Friday the focus was on how this innovation has created a thriving industry in Kirklees and activities highlighted the diverse careers that the industry now offers. 

As well as tours of the Technical Textiles department at the University, there were 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 hosted a Careers Fair to showcase the many different roles and jobs that are available in the thriving industry that exists within the district.
 
On Saturday the Spectacular Showcase hosted the awe-inspiring culmination of the Future Fashion Challenge with a fashion show created by around 150 young people from schools from across the district.

Also on offer on both Friday and Saturday were free workshops on up-cycling, using conductive thread, contemporary embroidery an opportunity to join in with a computer game that involves knitting…

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June 2019

Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation

June 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom
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The Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation 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 they are doing it. 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.…

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Textile Careers Fair

June 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Textile Centre of Excellence, 5 Red Doles Ln
Huddersfield, HD2 1YE United Kingdom
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The Careers Fair at the Textile Centre of Excellence will feature many of the fashion and textile companies from the local area who are actively recruiting young people to work and learn with their businesses. The fair will provide opportunities to hear about the exciting careers on offer from product design, through technical textile operations to digital marketing and many more.

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Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom
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Bring the family along to the University of Huddersfield on Saturday 15 June to see the Future Fashion Show, created by schools from across the district. The fashion show will take place from 1pm, but do come earlier as there will lots of other activities to take part in... 12 noon: get a tour of the Technical Textiles department to find out about the incredible and cutting edge scientific research and development happening right here at the University of Huddersfield…

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