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    • 01-Nov-2018
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Corinthian Club, 191 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA

    Textiles Scotland present the next Trends Masterclass for textiles and fashion businesses; delivered by designer and buyer Joanne Yeadon to help creative teams plan for the coming seasons.

    The AW19 Trends Masterclass will cover seasonal trend directions across fashion, interiors, gift, materials and yarn, aiming to inform and inspire.

    Joanne Yeadon

    Joanne Yeadon has worked with fashion and interior trends for over 15 years. She has worked in design and marketing for textile manufacturers both in the UK and Far East; and has collaborated with brands such as Hugo Boss, Esprit, Calvin Klein, Mulberry, John Lewis, Boden and Hobbs.

    Joanne currently lives in the north of Scotland and works part-time as a homeware buyer for Johnstons of Elgin while developing her own textile design studio; passionately focused on colour, pattern, and decoration.


    Book your space now

    Join us for a thorough and interesting analysis of fashion and interior trends affecting the market place; highlighting directional colours, inspiration & influences for Autumn/Winter 2019.

    Lunch will be provided and will be a great chance to network with Joanne and other designers.

    This event is open to all companies & individuals from all business sectors, with Textile Scotland members receiving a discount on full-priced tickets. If you are not currently a member and would like to join please click here.

    Places for each Masterclass are limited and as previous events have sold out in advance we recommend that you book early as we fully expect to sell out again.

    Please contact kimberley@textilescotland.com with any queries.

    • 13-Nov-2018
    • Back to school

    On the 13th of November hundreds of digital practitioners and schools across the UK will come together to tackle the skills gap in our industry by inspiring our future talent through BIMA Digital Day.

    BIMA’s long running programme matches schools to digital practitioners (whether your background is agency, brand side or higher ed.) for a one-day programme to inform and inspire the students about a future in our industry.

    BIMA provides all the assets, does the background work. The ask of you is to be at a school on 13th November.

    Thanks to the amazing support from Education Scotland and the DYW’s, BIMA have seen a phenomenal take up from schools in Scotland this year which is a fantastic testimony to the interest in digital and creative futures.

    This means more practitioners are needed to sign up and take part.

    So clear the decks on 13th November and join many other organisations across the country, to do your bit to bring new and exciting talent into our companies.

    Bit more info?

    - How Digital Day works 

    - Sign up here

    - Any questions contact Anna Doyle

    • 29-Nov-2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Principal Hotel, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB

    Join Textiles Scotland for the Textiles Innovation Network 2018: a dynamic day full of speed pitching innovation opportunities and idea generation, sponsored by the Defence And Security Accelerator.


    Following on from a sell out innovation event in 2015, we successfully supported 9 textile innovation projects. We aim to unlock further potential from within the industry by creating the 'Textile Innovation Network'. 

    The Scottish textile industry has an abundance of creators and innovators; and Textiles Scotland has the power to unite them with business support service providers and funders. 

    Are you interested in:

    - process innovation

    - product innovation

    - product diversification

    - digitalisation

    - data?

    At this event you will have the opportunity to come along to pitch your idea, meet the funders, and to watch and engage in a dynamic day. You could be part of the next big thing.


    This event is run by Textiles Scotland and kindly sponsored by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). You will have the opportunity to meet DASA and hear about what they do, and how they might be able to fund your ideas.

    Also on the day we will be supported by Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, Interface, and Scottish Enterprise. Strathyclyde University and Edinburgh University will provide the most up to date academic research in textiles, data, and digitalisation.

    Textiles Connector funding

    DASA Open Call for Innovation 

    Innovate UK Open Grant Funding

    Interface Innovation vouchers

    Tickets are open to anyone from the Scottish textile industry (companies large and small), and anyone in Scotland with an interest in innovation, and the ability to think outside the box. 

    We welcome those from other industries that can see the opportunities in cross-sector innovation.

    Discounted tickets are available to Textiles Scotland members.

    You do not have to be a technical textiles company to attend


     We are now taking applications to pitch on the day. Textiles Scotland want to ensure the appropriate experts are in the room for your ideas, so please apply ASAP.

    You are eligible to apply to pitch if you:

    • are a UK based business
    • carry out your activity in the UK
    • are an SME

    Please complete this online form if you would like to pitch. 

    Spaces will fill up fast so we advise applying ASAP. Applications close on the 15th October 2018 at midnight.

    About our Sponsor

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are interested in engaging with people who have not worked with defence and security before. DASA are interested in building an ecosystem comprising of industry, private sector, academics, individuals and introducing innovators to defence and security. 

Past events

20-Sep-2018 The Age of Assistance: Edinburgh Breakfast Briefing
19-Sep-2018 Advanced technologies for Industry 4.0
11-Sep-2018 Bespoke Qualification Discussion
24-Aug-2018 From Shanghai with Love
10-Aug-2018 Handmade Edinburgh
23-Jul-2018 Textile Institute World Conference 2018
22-Jul-2018 Pure London
27-Jun-2018 XPo North 2018
12-Jun-2018 Innovate with Interface
07-Jun-2018 Glasgow Imagines: consumer trends in fashion and lifestyle
07-Jun-2018 Craft Scotland Conference 2018 - New Ways of Seeing
01-Jun-2018 TedX Glasgow: Rethink
30-May-2018 SMAS Conference
29-May-2018 Odour Control in Sportswear: Webinar
23-May-2018 Circular Economy Opportunities
18-May-2018 Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland
10-May-2018 Inside Wilkie Group: Advanced Textile Technology
08-May-2018 Industry 4.0 - The Future Won't Look Like The Past
03-May-2018 Transferring Lessons Learned - Can Advances in Heavy Industry Benefit the Textiles Sector?
03-May-2018 Showcasing Emerging Technologies 2018 - Sensors
23-Apr-2018 Fashion Revolution Week
17-Apr-2018 Amazon Academy Glasgow
06-Apr-2018 Fashion Foundry Exhibition
26-Mar-2018 The Future of Textiles and Fashion in Scotland
22-Mar-2018 Scottish Export Awards
14-Mar-2018 BIMA Scotland: Future of Fashion Evening
07-Mar-2018 Trends Masterclass / Glasgow
06-Mar-2018 Business Opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe Seminar
03-Mar-2018 Ripped Up By ReMode
01-Mar-2018 Trends Masterclass / Shetland
28-Feb-2018 Using SEO and social media to attract international customers
22-Feb-2018 Power of PR Workshop
13-Feb-2018 Preparing to Export Introductory Workshop
03-Feb-2018 A Fine Line Fashion Show
27-Jan-2018 Squeegee meets Screen: An Introduction to Printed Textiles
26-Jan-2018 Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol
24-Jan-2018 Export Bootcamp for Companies With A Product
18-Jan-2018 Planning a Photoshoot with I'll Be Your Mirror
16-Jan-2018 Fashion Illustration Course
16-Jan-2018 Write That Funding Application
09-Jan-2018 Introduction to Funding for Creatives
23-Nov-2017 Sustainable Style
01-Nov-2017 Trade Shows and Selling Internationally: UKFT Seminar
27-Oct-2017 Handmade in Britain
24-Oct-2017 Future Manufacturing Conference 2017
04-Oct-2017 Trends Masterclass ii
27-Sep-2017 Scottish Resources Conference
21-Sep-2017 Design Junction
18-Sep-2017 Scottish Interiors: LDN
18-Jul-2017 Art of Possible: AR/VR Trends and Futures
16-Jun-2017 Water and Textile Interdependency in the Circular Economy
07-Jun-2017 XpoNorth Festival 2017
02-Mar-2017 Textile Trends Masterclass
28-Feb-2017 Introduction to Textiles - Technology
21-Feb-2017 Dyeing, Printing, Finishing, and Finishes
14-Feb-2017 Technical Textiles
10-Feb-2017 Analysis of Test Results By Use of Statistics
08-Feb-2017 Introduction to Textile Testing

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