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Future Textiles

Our Future Textiles education programme is available in various locations and levels.

From introductory programmes for secondary school pupils through to internationally recognised training in luxury apparel manufacturers through our Modern Artisan partnership with Yoox Net a Porter.


Our Future Textile programme is designed to address a skills gap within the UK textile industry and encourage new entrants with relevant vocational skills. The programme is targeted at secondary school pupils alongside community groups and adults wishing to enter the industry.

Programmes range from one day workshops which encourage young people to develop an awareness of the industry, to in-depth training programmes producing garments for the luxury fashion market. Supporters of the programme include major retailers and brands such as Yoox Net a Porter, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane. As well as having the opportunity to develop sewing skills, there are workshops in woven and knitted textiles and hand and machine embroidery.