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    • 24-Aug-2018
    • 25-Aug-2018
    • Venue 311, Playfair Library, Old College, South Library, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

    After the sold-out success of 2017, Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries returns to Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new exhibition and exciting new designs. 

    The exhibition features Shanghai-style Qipao dresses dating from the 1910s to the 1930s, when Shanghai was known as the ‘Paris of the East’. 

    The runway features contemporary and futuristic Qipao designs using the latest high-tech materials and techniques, combining tradition with modernity.

    For more information visit here.

    • 11-Sep-2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Institute of Directors, 10 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

    *Due to high demand we ask that only one person per organisation attends.

    Scotland is about to develop it's first Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring qualification. And we would like to invite you and your knowledge to help shape this course.

    UKFT and Textiles Scotland invite sector stakeholders to participate in the development of a Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring qualification for Scotland.


    What will be discussed?

    • The current suite of National Occupational Standards for Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring, currently available in both England and Wales and originally led by Savile Row Bespoke companies.
    • The existing qualification structure.
    • The demand for the qualification and potential take up numbers in Scotland.

    This vital qualification, once developed, will also form part of the existing Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion & Textiles ‘Heritage’ framework at SCQF Level 6/7.


    Meeting details

    UKFT and Textiles Scotland are now seeking confirmation from the sector that the standards are fit for purpose and is inviting participation through a meeting:

    - 11th September 2018

    - Institute of Directors, 10 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

    - 11:00 - 14:30

    - working lunch provided

    - a discounted £10 rate of parking will be available for the NCP Car Park in Castle Terrace


    To book your place to be involved in this new development and be one of the first companies in Scotland to train Bespoke Cutters & Tailors to Industry Standards please register via the button to your left.

    • 19-Sep-2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

    High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics technologies give a competitive advantage to companies across the world. How can Scottish engineering and manufacturing industries benefit?

    EPCC is perfectly positioned to provide these novel technologies to Scottish industry. They believe that the expertise and support already available in Scotland can create considerable advantage for the country’s engineering and manufacturing sectors.

    In partnership with CeeD, EPCC will host a half-day event to explain how companies can exploit the potential of new technologies and take advantage of the assistance available in Scotland from relevant partners and organisations.

    View full event programme here and register for this free event here.


    • 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


Past events

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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