Conference: Making It In Textiles 2015. Industry spaces available

WCW Conference panelMaking It in Textiles 2015 Tuesday 20th October, Bradford

This event is aimed at inspiring final-year textiles students to consider a career in the textile industry, especially beyond pure design roles.

It is designed to strengthen the link between education and the textile industry and to make relevant what is taught on degree courses as well as introducing students to prospective employers.

They have a number of fantastic expert industry speakers talking about the weave process from beginning to end:

-Kirsty McDougall, Co-founder, Dashing Tweeds
-Beryl Gibson, Textile Consultant
-Stephen Sheard, former MD and founder of Rowan Yarns
-Richard Humphries, Director, Humphries Weaving
-Gary Eastwood, Managing Director, Pennine Weavers
-Paul Johnson, Managing Director, W.T. Johnson & Sons
-Cheryl Kindness, Textile Artist

Whilst the event is mainly aimed at the directly invited 130 students and tutors from the UK’s leading institutions, a handful of paid-for places are available for those in the industry. Last year delegates who attended found it very informative and a unique networking opportunity. The event is being organised by three City Livery Companies and the Campaign for Wool.

Tickets are offered on a conference only or conference and dinner basis. Accommodation is not included and needs to be paid for and booked by the delegate.

To find out more and to book a ticket please visit:

makingitintextiles2015trade.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact abby@optimistconsulting.co.uk if you have any queries.

Image: Making it in Textiles 2014

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