Support the future in 2019
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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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Textile artist Francesca Colussi, a TexSelect alumna from 2011, talks about her unusual work transforming vintage postcards with embroidery. It’s a vintage black-and-white postcard of a country lane and a thatched cottage. But this idyllic view is bursting with embroidered colour: a pink tree, a yellow rooftop, a violet floral explosion. Something old has been transformed into something new, a vintage treasure given a thoroughly modern twist. Idyllic Life / 2019 Francesca Colussi, who was a TexSelect designer back in…
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.