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The 91st Textile Institute World Conference at School of Design

June 22nd, 2018

We are delighted to announce that School of Design will be hosting The 91st Textile Institute World Conference from 24 to 26 July 2018.

This year’s conference explores the theme of Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology.

The week-long event will focus on on identifying and establishing interdisciplinary engagement in the textile manufacturing and retail industry through the technology, design, sustainability, research and economy.

Chris Carr, Professor of Textile Technology and Head of School of Design commented:

“The School of Design has been undergoing a major refurbishment and re-equipment over the past few years with the clear intention to be one of the best textile education and research providers in the world.

In establishing these world class facilities it is important to share that ambition with the industry, prospective students, the UK government and our global alumni.

What better place to showcase the changes, ambition and our activities than The Textile Institute World Conference.

The main conference title is ‘Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology’. However this is a broad church which encompasses the full gamut and diversity of the textile industry.

The key element in the conference is to bring together the industry practitioners, researchers manufacturers, managers, industry shapers, and the next generation of textile and fashion innovators, the students.

Student at work in the textiles studios at School of Design

Student at work in the textiles studios at School of Design

In creating a dynamic forum for discussion and sharing the broader perspective of where the industry is and where it is going, researchers and businesses can engage with the wider textile developments and collaborations can be established which will benefit regional and international businesses, educators, and researchers.”

‘Early Bird’ registration for the conference is now open.

To register and for full conference information visit The 91st Textile Institute World Conference website.

 

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