Who we are

Texprint is an organisation run by industry professionals with the added support of many internationally recognised 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.

The Management Team is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Texprint, for sponsor relationships, for the efficient and effective management of funds, and for the selection, mentoring and promotion of the Texprint designers.

Helga Goldman: Chief Executive 

Barbara Kennington: Chairman more...

Peter Ring-Lefevre: Creative Director  more...

Joanna Bowring: Sponsorship Director more...

Roger Tredre: Editorial Consultant more...

Kate Harris: International Communications

Gilian Little: Designer Liaison

The Texprint Trustees and Council meet twice-yearly to monitor and review how Texprint is performing against its aims and objectives.  Its members represent design education, industry, press and PR.  All are highly regarded in their fields.

Honorary Trustees:

Hugh Beevor

Barbara Kennington

Jane Rapley OBE

Julius Schofield MBE


Peter Ackroyd MBE, The Woolmark Company; Sarah Cheyne, Johnson Cheyne Design; Christian Dewar Durie, journalist; Gill Gledhill, GGHQ & Premiere Vision Pluriel; Katie Greenyer, Pentland Group; Janet Holbrook, Holbrook Studios; Clare Johnston, Royal College of Art; Jane Makower, M.Makower & Co Ltd; Emma Mawston, Liberty Art Fabrics; Jaine McCormack, Guy Goodfellow Ltd; Yann Menard, Mode Information Europe; Scarlet Oliver, alumna 2006; Kay Politowicz, Chelsea College of Arts; Janet Prescott, journalist: Jane Rapley OBE, Central St. Martins College of Art & Design; Julius Schofield MBE, Indesign Recruitment; Emma J Shipley, designer;  Jeremy Somers, Circleline; Philippa Watkins, journalist; Sandy Verdon, Hobbs. 

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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.

Our online giving is simple and secure. You can choose to make a one-off donation or a recurring (monthly) donation by credit card.

Make a secure online donation today by clicking on the Charities Aid Foundation button below. Thank you for your support!

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