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The following Events are sponsored or co-sponsored by The Textile Institute. Just click on the event for additional information.

  • 2016 1 December: Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry - Manchester
  • 2016 8 December: Christmas Party
  • 2016 3 - 8 December, India ITME, Mumbai
  • 2017 18 January: The Roy Godden Lecture
  • 2017 May 16 - 19: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium 2017 Wu Han, China CALL FOR PAPERS JAN 31,2017


    Introduction to Clothing - Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry short course

    Thursday 1 December, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    This course introduces delegates to the supply chain which provides mass produced garments to the UK and other markets. It looks at the key clothing manufacturing regions of the world, basics of logistics, the role of agents and potential communication issues.

    Who is this course suitable for?
     Anyone working in the international clothing business but with no previous knowledge of how the supply chain works. Useful for those wishing to become fashion buyers, merchandisers, staff in finance and cost centres, distribution.

    At the end of this course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the key global regions for production of different garment product types
    2. Know the names of key players within those regions
    3. Understand why consideration of lead times and planning is so important
    4. Know how garments are transported from point of production to point of sale
    5. Understand the role of agents within the supply chain
    6. Recognise the importance of language and culture in successfully communicating between supply chain partners

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)
    Booking Form


    The Textile Institute London and South East England Section
    Christmas Party
    Thursday 8th December 2016 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    3 Queen Square
    London WC1N 3AR
    Nearest tube station Russell Square

    Wine Tasting * Buffet * Raffle * Quiz

    £15 on the door, members & guests all welcome

    To reserve a place email:


    India ITME
    3-8 December 2016

    India ITME event was conceptualized in 1979; its 1st event was executed in 1980 in Mumbai, India. Today this event has become backbone of Textile and textile engineering industry in India. India ITME has grown leaps and bounds to be one of the largest in this sector internationally. India ITME event is held once in every 4 yrs & has now completed 35 yrs of existence with highly successful Nine Exhibitions in India.

    Visit if you wish to attend the exhibition.

    Please visit The Textile Institute Stand at India ITME.  The Institute is holding an educational workshop by invitation only. If you would like more details about this activity or wish to book and appointment contact Dawn Evans, Events and Membership Manager to book an appointment at the show


    The Textile Institute London and South East England Section
    The Roy Godden Lecture
    Wednesday 18 January 2017 6.00pm - 8.00pm
    The Royal College of Art: Kensington Gore (Entrance in Jay Mews)
    (Next to The Royal Albert Hall: Nearest tube station South Kensington)

    'Dramatic Costumes'

    Maggie Cooke, successful costume designer will take us into the fantasy world of costumes for opera, drama

    and dressing the stars.She is currently producing costumes for Poldark the successfull TV drama.


    16 - 19 May 9  2017: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium 2017
    Wu Han, China

    Call for Papers/Abstracts - TBIS 2017 (Wu Han)

    Deadline for FULL PAPER / ABSTRACT submission: Jan 31, 2017

    Date for notification of the paper acceptance: Feb 28, 2017

    Deadline for registration: March 15, 2017 (or within 14 days from the date of receiving
    the Paper/ Abstract Acceptance Notification.)

    Online submission:


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