Meet the future in 2018
Meet the textile stars of the future – if you’ve ever wondered how important textiles are to all that surrounds us, explore more here...
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To see highly skilled UK-trained textile designers recognised, and their creativity and expertise employed by innovative companies worldwide. The unique TexSelect mentorship programme supports this vital transition between academia and industry.
Supporting Textile Design Futures since 1972
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Spanish designer Irene Infantes made a big impact with TexSelect in 2016 with her large-scale experimental and richly textured artisanal wool designs. We asked her what’s happened since then. Back in 2016, Irene Infantes, who studied Print for her Textile Design BA at Central Saint Martins, was selected for the TexSelect programme which took her to London and Paris. Her work is large scale and ambitious, exploring abstract geometric shapes, combining screen printing and needle-punch felting. It’s two years since you…
TexSelect designers work with the world’s leading brands...
“ At M&S we passionately believe in supporting young design talent...and I've been thrilled by the creativity, diversity and ambition of the TexSelect designers. ”
Libby Allan, Trend Lead, Womens & Lingerie, Marks & Spencer
“ Such a range of work and so much strength and emotion, bringing in their personal stories with such consumer insight was very impressive. ”
Andrew Croll, Innovation Recruitment, Nike
“ I think the talent is absolutely amazing – I’m blown away by these young designers. ”
Sophie Chappell, Global Head of Product Development, Atelier Swarovski
“ An initiative like TexSelect is very important to raise the profile of promising new talent with potential employers. ”
Eric Musgrave, industry commentator and 2017 TexSelect judge
“ What TexSelect does is really exciting. It's so beneficial for young designers to have this kind of exposure. ”
Andrew Stevenson, textile designer Paul Smith, and 2010 TexSelect alumnus
TexSelect is a registered charity, entirely funded by the generous sponsorship of industry, by British charitable foundations, and by individuals connected to the industry. All believe wholeheartedly in supporting the next generation of textile design talent and in encouraging innovation and excellence.