ABOUT US

Texprint provides exceptional access to the best of British textile design talent - connecting industry to selected graduate designers just emerging from college or university, and to Texprint alumni, many of whom now enjoy high profile creative roles within the international textile, fashion and interior design industries.

Joanna Bowring and Peter Ring-Lefevre talk with Kirstie Carey and Emma Mawston of Liberty Art Fabrics at Texprint London 2012
Joanna Bowring and Peter Ring-Lefevre talk with Kirstie Carey and Emma Mawston of Liberty Art Fabrics at Texprint London 2012

Who we are

Texprint is an organisation run by industry professionals with the support of many other internationally recognized industry names. Our aim is to select, mentor and promote the best of the UK’s newly graduated textile designers, providing an opportunity for realistic development, and a vital bridge between higher education and the real, commercial world. ...more

Designers shortlisted for Print Award, July 2014
Designers shortlisted for Print Award, July 2014

Texprint History

Texprint was originally set up as part of the Design Council as a link between the skilled designers being trained at UK colleges and the textile industry. It is now run as a charity, highly regarded as a unique incubator of textile design talent, and is supported by sponsors connected to the International textile industry and by British charitable foundations. ...more

2012: mentoring session with Sarah Rutson and Ross Urwin of luxury Hong Kong retailer Lane Crawford
2012: mentoring session with Sarah Rutson and Ross Urwin of luxury Hong Kong retailer Lane Crawford

Selection Process

Each year immediately after Easter, Texprint invites tutors of all BA and MA textile design courses across the UK to nominate their most creative final year students who will graduate that summer. Over 200 graduates are interviewed by daily panels comprising different industry experts including educationalists who generously give their time to take part in this first, crucial stage of the Texprint selection process. 24 designers are finally selected. ...more

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Texprint is supported by the International textile industry and by British charitable foundations, however as an individual you can also make a difference.

If you love textiles and want to support and encourage the next generation of innovative British-trained textile design talent, please donate to become a Friend of Texprint.

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