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    • 26-Jan-2018
    • 29-Apr-2018
    • New Lanark Visitor Centre


    This stunning exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles with highlights including prints of work by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

    See over 200 rare pieces displayed in the UK, outwith London, for the first time.

    Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers.

    New Lanark are delighted that Artist Textiles will be the first exhibition to open the redeveloped Exhibition Gallery in 2018.

    For more information please click here.


    • 27-Jan-2018
    • 17-Mar-2018
    • Out of the Blue, Abbeymount Studios, 2 Easter Rd, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN



    This eight-week course is the perfect introduction to textile screen printing.

    The course starts with research methods, creating mood boards, through to introducing stencils, positive and negative images, exposed screens, elementary printing techniques and layering of imagery. The final collection of samples and technical notes is the basis for further study and practice. At the end of the course, you will have:

    • Developed ideas from sketches, mood board to finish fabric collection
    • Gained a basic knowledge of basic printing techniques and processes
    • Improved your use of texture, colour through a design practice
    • Created a series of fabric samples


    The price is £200 for eight sessions running on Saturdays.

    Learn more here.

    • 28-Feb-2018
    • Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE


    Learn from the experts at the free Scottish Enterprise practical workshop focusing on how you can use your e-commerce website to boost international sales.

    You'll learn about the importance of SEO and social media and tips and advice on growing your business in international markets.

    Open to all Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions.

    Learn more here.

    • 01-Mar-2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Isleburgh Community Centre, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0EQ
    Register



    Textiles Scotland is delighted to be hosting our next Trends Masterclass focussing on market, creative and digital trends with industry expert Fiona Chautard.

    Due to popular demand we shall be hosting two masterclasses, in Glasgow and Shetland:

    This page is to book a space in Shetland - if you are looking for the Glasgow Masterclass please book here.


    Trends Masterclass 

    The Masterclass has been developed with Textiles Scotland for businesses who recognise the value of keeping themselves up to date with changing directional market driven trends and want to:

    • Expand their knowledge of the most influential international colour, fashion & lifestyle trends affecting the market place in 2018 and 2019
    • Review their own product range and product lifecycle relative to the influential market & fashion trends shown
    • Receive an overview of the most influential digital trends affecting e-commerce & social media


    Key Areas covered:

    • A summary of the most influential colour, fashion & interior trends affecting the international marketplace in 2019, including Spring/Summer 2019
    • An overview of the latest market & consumer trends which could influence the market place & demand for your products going forward


    Fiona Chautard


    Fiona is a designer & industry consultant who has been involved in the design, fashion and textile industry for over 25 years. She is a practising designer and business consultant, working with companies large & small helping them to develop product which is relevant for a fast changing marketplace.

    She is the Creative Director of Trends Radar, a new digital trends forecasting agency and is the consultant industry adviser for fashion, textiles & retail at Cultural Enterprise OfficeFashion Foundry, and Textiles Scotland.


    Book your space now

    Join us for a thorough and interesting analysis of market, fashion, interior & digital trends affecting the market place, highlighting directional colours, inspiration & influences for Spring / Summer 2019. There will be a chance for a select number of Shetland businesses to have a one-to-one with Fiona following the Masterclass.

    This will be a full day masterclass. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of the ticket. Please note that everyone coming to along to this Masterclass will be required to fill in a HIE form which will be sent directly to you via email.

    This event is open to all companies & individuals from all business sectors, with Textile Scotland members invited to attend at a discounted price. If you are not currently a member and would like to join please click here.

    Places for each Masterclass are limited so we recommend that you book early.

    Please contact kimberley@textilescotland.com with any queries.


    • 03-Mar-2018
    • University of the West of Scotland Student Union, Stobie Street, Paisley


    Part rock gig, part eco-glam night, Ripped Up by ReMode is a fashion show with a difference. All the outfits coming down the catwalk have been created, remade and reimagined from discarded fabric and clothing, and in many cases have been designed by our teenage models themselves.

    Ripped Up is the culmination of a year's work at ReMode, Lochwinnoch's sustainable fashion boutique. The clothes have been created during workshops attended by teenagers from across Renfrewshire and older members of the local community. Ripped Up aims to draw attention to the huge amounts of waste created by the trend for disposable fashion in the textile industry (currently the second-most toxic industry on the planet) and to suggest creative, fashionable and fun ways to refresh your wardrobe without costing the earth.

    The band Ghostbaby are creating a special soundtrack for the catwalk, and will be performing live; look out for pop-up fashion stalls too.

    Entry is free but ticketed; suggested donation £2.

    Tickets here.


    • 06-Mar-2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP


    The region of Central & Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) has enormous potential for high street & luxury retail development.

    Join Bird & Bird and the Department for International Trade to learn more about CEE legal, tax and logistical environment as well as to hear about concrete British success stories and business opportunities in this region.

    Speakers will include Bird & Bird, Cushman & Wakefield, local successful businesses representing UK brands and many others.

    More information here.

    For any enquiries please contact: Kiran Jugpal on +44 (0)20 3017 6910.

    • 07-Mar-2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
    Register



    Textiles Scotland is delighted to be hosting our next Trends Masterclass focussing on market, creative and digital trends with industry experts, Fiona Chautard and Stephen Whitelaw.

    Due to popular demand we shall be hosting two masterclasses, in Glasgow and Shetland:


    This page is to book a space in Glasgow - if you are looking for the Shetland Masterclass please click here.


    Trends Masterclass 

    The Masterclass has been developed with Textiles Scotland for businesses who recognise the value of keeping themselves up to date with changing directional market driven trends and want to:

    • Expand their knowledge of the most influential international colour, fashion & lifestyle trends affecting the market place in 2018 and 2019
    • Review their own product range and product lifecycle relative to the influential market & fashion trends shown
    • Receive an overview of the most influential digital trends affecting e-commerce & social media


    Key Areas covered:

    • A summary of the most influential colour, fashion & interior trends affecting the international marketplace in 2019, including Spring/Summer 2019
    • An overview of the latest market & consumer trends which could influence the market place & demand for your products going forward
    • A summary and insight into the most influential digital marketing trends in 2018/19


    About our speakers:

    Fiona Chautard


    Fiona is a designer & industry consultant who has been involved in the design, fashion and textile industry for over 25 years. She is a practising designer and business consultant, working with companies large & small helping them to develop product which is relevant for a fast changing marketplace.

    She is the Creative Director of Trends Radar, a new digital trends forecasting agency and is the consultant industry adviser for fashion, textiles & retail at Cultural Enterprise OfficeFashion Foundry, and Textiles Scotland.


    Stephen Whitelaw


    Stephen is a Digital Marketing Consultant and social media evangelist who is an international technology public speaker. He has over 25 years of digital experience of working with a wide range of businesses from small business start-ups to large global corporations to help them achieve their maximum on-line potential.

    Stephen is the founder and CEO of Orthic Consulting and he is a regular keynote speaker at global internet/web conferences.


    Book your space now

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

    This will be a full day masterclass. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of the ticket.

    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.


    • 14-Mar-2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BAaD, Barras Art & Design, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow, G40 2SB


    From computer generated influencers to AI-led fashion design: digital technology and social media have impacted every aspect of the fashion world from concept design through to marketing and customer engagement. There have never been more opportunities created for a broad variety of players to capitalise on the innovation offered through technology and never has navigating the routes of successful product design and marketing been more complex. Big brands utilise tech for personalisation on mass production while small players exploit economies of scale and media reach in this brave new world.

    Scotland has a long and rich heritage in textiles but a young and innovative fashion industry. What does the future hold? BIMA’s Future of Fashion evening brings together an exciting panel of speakers taking an in depth look at how the industry is being disrupted: where are the challenges and opportunities and what can we expect to see next?

    Speakers include:

    Fiona Chautard, Fashion & Textile Industry Consultant, Trends Radar

    Sarah Jordan, Co Founder, Y.O.U. underwear

    Alan Shaw, Manager, Centre for Advanced Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art

    Cally Russell, Founder and CEO, Mallzee


    This event is hosted by BIMA Scotland and supported by Fashion Foundry and Textiles Scotland.

    Tickets and information here.


    • 22-Mar-2018
    • Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

    Nominations for the 2017 Scottish Export Awards, sponsored by HSBC in association with Scottish Enterprise & Highlands and Islands Enterprise, are now open.

    The Scottish Export Awards and International Trade Campaign brings together businesses from across Scotland to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements. Nominations open today, for businesses of all shapes and sizes, both exporters and export advisers, so don’t miss your chance to get involved. Nominations can be completed online here.

    The awards on offer range from micro exporter of the year all the way through to large exporter, e-commerce exporter, scale-up and entrepreneurial exporter of the year.

    The event will be held on 22 March 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow. The awards have proven extremely popular in previous years, are completely free to enter, and are a unique opportunity to build your brand profile, generate some good publicity and attract potential investors.

    Last year’s BQ Scottish Exporter of the Year award went to the large exporter prize winner, John McGavigan, the Glasgow plastics manufacturer which exports car components across the globe.

    BQ’s Bryan Hoare said: "It’s universally recognised now that export markets are crucial for the growth and development of the Scottish economy, and that Scotland has a booming international trade environment in which businesses are being nurtured. We’re delighted to be supported by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and HSBC who all recognise what a great platform these awards are for businesses to shout about their achievements. This is your time to shine, to stand up and proudly proclaim that you are the very best that Scotland has to offer when it comes to exporting in your field. We’ve been overwhelmed in previous years with the volume and quality of nominations, and we don’t expect this year to be any different. In line with the overall ethos of BQ, both in print and online, this will be the awards ceremony that your business simply cannot afford to miss."


    Full details on booking tickets, and the remaining sponsorship opportunities, are here.


    • 17-Apr-2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW


    Following the success of the Amazon Academy events throughout the UK in 2017, the first Amazon Academy of 2018 will take place in Glasgow. The Amazon Academy will provide free advice and practical support to help SMEs from across Scotland succeed in the digital economy. The event is open to businesses of all sizes and is being run in conjunction with Enterprise Nation.

    As a small business owner (or someone thinking of starting your own business), you will be able to learn how to use the power of the internet and technology to grow your company, boost export sales and improve the customer experience. SMEs ranging from e-commerce businesses, web developers and new startups will be in attendance to hear from a range of speakers who will provide ‘how to’ advice and insights, as well as discussing some of the broader issues facing businesses today in Scotland.

    What happens on the day?

    In the morning, you'll be able to find out how you can make the most of the digital opportunity as a small business, with insight from Amazon, Scottish Enterprise, Enterprise Nation, and other independent experts and successful entrepreneurs.

    Following a networking lunch, in the afternoon session attendees will be given practical advice on how to capitalise on Amazon’s global digital and physical products and services to boost your revenue, improve productivity, and reach customers globally. 

    Register for your free ticket here.


    • 01-Jun-2018
    • SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, G3 8YW


    It’s time to challenge the status quo. To consider new perspectives. To rethink the way we address our world and all things in it. Whether it’s a radical reassessment or a minor adjustment, let’s come together to discover the possibilities presented when we approach things anew.

    TEDxGlasgow invite you to join them in June 2018 to uncover the best and brightest ideas and innovations. Be part of an inspirational day, attended and watched by curious individuals from across the globe.

    TEDxGlasgow is a not for profit initiative; all the income from tickets goes towards the cost of putting on the event and running the organisation.

    Please note that there are limited tickets available and the past few years have sold out prior to the event. If you can’t be there in person, get involved in the conversations online and watch talks after the event online – get engaged, enjoy and get motivated!


    Tickets for TedX Glasgow available here.


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