TexSelect closes formally in the next few weeks, passing on the baton to Première Vision Group, which is to launch the PV Awards Next Gen for young textile designers in 2020 – thus continuing the work of TexSelect in the best possible way.
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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 has supported this vital transition between academia and industry for over 50 years.
Supporting Textile Design Futures since 1972
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The 24 2019 designers with the TexSelect management team...
As TexSelect draws to a close, the executive team share their memories from many years working with brilliant young designers and legendary names from the industry. TexSelect closes formally in the next few weeks, passing on the baton to Première Vision Group, which is to launch the PV Awards Next Gen for young textile designers in 2020 – thus continuing the work of TexSelect in the best possible way. We thought it would be appropriate to end by asking the…
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’ve always worked with young designers, it’s so important to give something back and to offer a commercial view. I’m also greatly energised and inspired by their raw talent. ”
Abigail Bomford, Design Director Camira
“ 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
“ I am excited to be judging The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award. It’s such a good way to discover new talent and to support young designers. ”
Eda Karadogan, Turkish company Ipekis
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.