HUDDERSFIELD TEXTILE SOCIETY EventS 2019/2020

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.

Click here to download details of the full Huddersfield Textile Society events programme
Stephen Westland, Professor of Colour Science and Technology, University of Leeds

Lecture: Colour, Light and Health

Date: 10th February 2020

Stephen Westland, Professor of Colour Science and Technology at the University of Leeds gives a lecture on the non-visual effects of colour and light, particularly around the theme of health.

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Spectrum Yarns Spa Mill

Mill Visit: Spectrum Yarns

Date: 11th March 2020

Join HTS for a visit to Spectrum Yarns, Spa Mill.

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Huddersfield Textile Society

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner

Date: 23rd April 2020

Join Huddersfield Textile Society for our Annual Dinner this April.

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Huddersfield Textile Society AGM

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting

Date: 6th July 2020

The Society's 2019-2020 AGM will be held at the Textile Centre of Excellence this July. Members welcome.

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H & C Whitehead, Speciality Textile Finishers; The Last Stop in a Fabric’s Journey

White Rose Lecture:The Last Stop in a Fabric’s Journey

Date: 7th October 2019

Join our White Rose Lecture this October, covering where their fabrics end up, new technologies and the complexity of route cause analysis for finishers.

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Burberry Mill, Castleford

Mill Visit: Burberry Castleford Visit

Date: 11th November 2019

Join HTS for a tour of the Burberry Mill in Castleford. 

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Bettina Christensen, Director Technical Yarns, Südwolle Group <br/>

Lecture: The Südwolle Story

Date: 2nd December 2019

Bettina Christensen, Director of Technical Yarns at Südwolle delivers a lecture on the company, and producing yarn from sheep, and fabric from yarn.

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Huddersfield Textile Society 2019 Annual General Meeting

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting

Date: 8th July 2019

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Textile Centre of Excellence. Members welcome. 

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Huddersfield Textile Society Annual dinner 2019

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner

Date: 11th April 2019

The Society's 2018 - 19 annual dinner and prize giving will take place on Thursday 11th April 2019.

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Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting

Date: 9th July 2018

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

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Huddersfield Textile Society 2019 Annual Visit

Visit: Lawton Yarns

Date: 13th March 2019

Huddersfield Textile Society's annual visit takes members to the Dewsbury premises of world-leading wool spinning facility, Lawton Yarns. 

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Huddersfield Textile Society February Lecture

Lecture: Textile Digital Printing, The Two Sides of Sustainability and Future Developments

Date: 4th February 2019

This talk will cover digital printing in textiles and how the industry will continue to develop in the future. 

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Huddersfield Textile Society December Lecture: Why the Future of the mill is the Mill of the future

December Lecture: Why the Future of the Mill is the Mill of the Future

Date: 3rd December 2018

This lecture will cover how innovation and technology are shaping the future of textile mills.

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Huddersfield Textile Society Lecture: Transparency - Not Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Lecture: Transparency - Not Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Date: 5th November 2018

This talk will cover what transparency is, how the textiles industry can become more transparent and what the positive and negative implications of transparency are.

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Huddersfield Textile Society October Lecture - Wool, the pinnacle of natural fibre. Delivered by Steven Parsons

White Rose Lecture: Wool - The Pinnacle of Natural Fibre

Date: 8th October 2018

This talk will highlight what Wools of New Zealand have done to bridge the gap between the sheep farmers and consumers to deliver more authentic and truly sustainable textiles.

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Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner

Date: 26th April 2018

The Society’s 2017-18 annual dinner and prize giving will take place on 26th April at The Cedar Court, Huddersfield. 

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Transitions 2: Material Revolution - University of Huddersfield

Transitions 2: Material Revolution - University of Huddersfield

Date: 11th April 2018

Join the Department of Fashion and Textiles as they discuss how through sustainable new technologies, trans-disciplinary design and creative entrepreneurship we can and are impacting on a new material world. 

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Visit - Joshua Ellis: Handcrafted in Yorkshire

Visit - Joshua Ellis: Handcrafted in Yorkshire

Date: 14th March 2018

Huddersfield Textile Society’s annual visit takes members to the Batley premises of Joshua Ellis Ltd, cashmere weavers and suppliers to global luxury brands. 

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2D-3D Woven Engineered Outer Surface and Internal Structural Forms

2D-3D Woven Engineered Outer Surface and Internal Structural Forms

Date: 5th February 2018

Dr Lindsey Waterton Taylor, Lecturer in Weaving Technologies and Design at Leeds University, discusses the design and production of 2D-3D woven engineered outer surface and internal structural forms. 

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Historical Lecture - Textiles In Huddersfield

Historical Lecture - Textiles In Huddersfield

Date: 4th December 2017

Ian Baxter, Committee Member and textile historian, takes us on a fascinating journey back to the heyday of the textile industry with this evening of historic film, including the blockbusters 'All's Wool That Ends Wool' and 'We Of The West Riding'.

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The Power of Design

The Power of Design

Date: 14th October 2013

Prof. Jonathan Sands OBE - Chairman, Elmwood (Brand Design) - talks about the power of design.

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Woven Protective Shields - The Science Behind The Airbag

Woven Protective Shields - The Science Behind The Airbag

Date: 6th November 2017

Hugh Finn, Research & Development Manager of Airbags International Ltd, shares his extensive knowledge of high-performance technical textiles and how they are used in airbag technology. 

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White Rose Lecture: The Woolmark Company - Exploring The Potential Of Australian Merino Wool

White Rose Lecture: The Woolmark Company - Exploring The Potential Of Australian Merino Wool

Date: 9th October 2017

Rebecca Kelley, European Product Marketing Manager for The Woolmark Company, explores the potential of Australian Merino wool in product development and marketing initiatives.

This is a joint event with The Textile Institute. 

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Twenty Years of Brora

Twenty Years of Brora

Date: 11th November 2013

A success story of British manufacturing and of beautiful clothing

Speaker - Victoria Stapleton. Founder and Creative Director, Brora

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The Case for Capital Investment

The Case for Capital Investment

Date: 2nd December 2013

Cheryl Kindness, Design and Development Director of Camira Fabrics talks about capital investment.

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Revolutionary 3D Printing of Disposable Textile Products

Revolutionary 3D Printing of Disposable Textile Products

Date: 17th February 2014

Tamar Giloh, President and CEO, Tamicare Ltd, talks about 3D printing applications.

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Abraham Moon & Sons

Abraham Moon & Sons

Date: 12th March 2014

A visit to luxury wool fabrics manufacturer Abraham Moon & Sons of Guiseley.

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Date: 31st March 2014

AGM at the Textile Centre of Excellence, starting at 6.30pm.

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Annual Dinner and Prize Giving

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving

Date: 10th April 2014

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving at Cedar Court Hotel Ainley Top, Huddersfield.

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Peter Ackroyd MBE: Ingredient Branding in Global Retailing - The Modern-Day Story of Wool

White Rose Lecture: Ingredient Branding in Global Retailing - The Modern-Day Story of Wool

Date: 13th October 2014

Peter Ackroyd MBE, President of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO). 

This is a joint event with The Textile Institute.

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Juliet Bernard of Bluebear PR talks to Huddersfield Textile Society about PR and social media.

What PR can do for your Business and the Power of Social Media

Date: 10th November 2014

Juliet Bernard of Bluebear PR demonstrates how to use public relations and social media to promote textile companies.

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Prof. Sandy Black, of University of Arts London, discusses the future of knitwear design. <br/>

Visionary Knitwear, New Directions

Date: 1st December 2014

Prof. Sandy Black, Professor of Fashion & Textile Design & Technology at University of Arts London, discusses the future of knitwear design.

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Kaffe Fassett, international textile designer ,author and lecturer, discusses inspiration in colour.

Inspiration in Colour

Date: 16th February 2015

Kaffe Fassett, international textile designer ,author and lecturer, discusses inspiration in colour.

This is a joint event with the University of Huddersfield and will be held at its Business School’s Jubilee Lecture Theatre at 7pm. 

This is a ticketed event and tickets must be booked in advance.

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Huddersfield Textile Society’s annual visit is to A W Hainsworth & Sons in Farsley, nr Pudsey.

Visit - A W Hainsworth & Sons

Date: 9th March 2015

Huddersfield Textile Society’s annual visit is to A W Hainsworth & Sons in Farsley, nr Pudsey.

This event will take place during the day.

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Huddersfield Textile Society annual general meeting.

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual General Meeting 2015

Date: 13th April 2015

Huddersfield Textile Society's AGM at the Textile Centre of Excellence.

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HTS annual dinner

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner 2015

Date: 23rd April 2015

The Society’s 2015 annual dinner and prize giving will take place at the Cedar Court Ainley Top Hotel - 7.15pm for 7.45pm.

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Bradford Textile Society 2014/15 Programme

Bradford Textile Society 2014/15 Programme

Date: 11th September 2014

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Thermafleece - Nature's Finest Insulation

Thermafleece - Nature's Finest Insulation

Date: 7th December 2015

Christine Armstrong, Founder Director of Eden Renewable Innovations Ltd, discusses the use of sheep's wool for insulation in construction projects.

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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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Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner 2016

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner 2016

Date: 21st April 2016

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: 11th April 2016

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

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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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