HUDDERSFIELD TEXTILE SOCIETY EventS 2015/2016

Lectures & Visits

All lectures are held in the lecture hall of the Huddersfield Textile Centre of Excellence - Buffet at 6.30pm, Lecture at 7.15pm - unless otherwise stated.

The Textile Centre of Excellence, Red Doles Lane, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YF. Tel: 01484 346500. 

Members, company employees, students of the University of Huddersfield and members of The Bradford Textile Society are welcome to attend all events listed.

For all Huddersfield Textile Society events this season we ask you to let our secretary know if you are to attend and if you will be partaking of the buffet, so that we can cater accordingly.

Details of lectures and events organised by The Bradford Textile Society can be found here.

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner

Date: 4th May 2017

The Society’s 2016 annual dinner and prize giving will take place at the Cedar Court Ainley Top Hotel - 7.15pm for 7.45pm.

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Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting

Date: 10th April 2017

Members welcome. Starts at 6.30pm at the Textile Centre of Excellence. 

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Visit - Wooltex UK

Visit - Wooltex UK

Date: 8th March 2017

Huddersfield Textile Society’s annual visit takes us to the premises of Wooltex UK to see their state-of-the-art interior textiles technical and production facilities.

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Making the Best Mountain Shirt in the World

Making the Best Mountain Shirt in the World

Date: 6th February 2017

McNair Shirts discuss how they have developed their merino wool Mountain Shirt, which is made in Huddersfield with weaving, milling, raising and steaming all done within a 10 mile radius.

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Interface - Pioneers in Sustainable Flooring

Interface - Pioneers in Sustainable Flooring

Date: 5th December 2016

Commercial carpet tile specialist Interface discuss how they develop innovative products, while also focusing on the Mission Zero goal of having no negative impact on the planet.

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Automotive Textiles - Innovation in a Global Market

Automotive Textiles - Innovation in a Global Market

Date: 7th November 2016

Iain Taylor, Design & Development Director of Sage Automotive Interiors, discusses the importance of continuous product innovation and why one size does not fit all in international markets.

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White Rose Lecture: English Fine Cottons - Sole Spinner, Made in Britain

White Rose Lecture: English Fine Cottons - Sole Spinner, Made in Britain

Date: 10th October 2016

Andy Ogden, general manager of parent company Culimeta-Saveguard Ltd, discusses the 2016 launch of English Fine Cottons, the UK’s only commercial cotton spinner.

This is a joint event with The Textile Institute.

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Visit - Huddersfield University Archives Department & Textiles Department Workshops

Visit - Huddersfield University Archives Department & Textiles Department Workshops

Date: 9th March 2016

Huddersfield Textile Society’s annual visit takes us to Huddersfield University Archives Department & Textiles Department Workshops.

This is a daytime event, running from 10am till 12 noon. Numbers limited to 20 members.

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What Makes a Great English Brand? How to Add Value, Build Equity & Engage Markets

What Makes a Great English Brand? How to Add Value, Build Equity & Engage Markets

Date: 15th February 2016

Myles Pinfold, Founder and Head of WPA Pinfold, discusses the importance of branding for the textile industry.

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Weave Design & Virtual Sampling Using Shima Seiki’s Apex 3 Design System

Weave Design & Virtual Sampling Using Shima Seiki’s Apex 3 Design System

Date: 9th November 2015

Martin Bowler and Anna Kohler demonstrate Weave Design & Virtual Sampling using Shima Seiki’s Apex 3 Design System.

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White Rose Lecture: The Campaign for Wool - A New Era of Wool Marketing

White Rose Lecture: The Campaign for Wool - A New Era of Wool Marketing

Date: 12th October 2015

Bridgette Kelly, Consultant Marketing Director for The Campaign for Wool, discusses the importance of marketing to the industry.

This is a joint event with The Textile Institute.

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