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NOTICE is hereby given that the one hundred and sixth Annual General Meeting of The Textile Institute will be held on

Thursday 19 May 2016 at 11.00 hrs
Main hall, Friends Meeting House Manchester, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, UK


1 To hear the notice convening the Meeting
2 To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 14 May 2015
3 To receive and adopt the Annual Report of Council for 2016
4 To receive and adopt the 2015 Financial Statements
5 To hear the World President’s Address
6 To declare the result of the election of Members to Council
7 To appoint Mr Robert Dewhurst CText FTI as Chairman of The Textile Institute
8 To appoint the Auditors
9 Date of next meeting
10 Close of meeting and invitation to lunch

The AGM Notice can also be found in the Members-only part of the TI website.

To access the members-only part of the TI website please follow the below instructions:
Type in membership number in lower case
Type password welcome in lower case

Please click link to register your attendance,

Introduction to Clothing Short Courses
Introduction to Textiles Short Course

The dates for the next Introduction to Textiles and Introduction to Clothing short courses held in Manchester are set.

Introduction to Textiles:
3 day course including Fibres, yarns, weaving, warp and weft knitting, nonwoven fabrics, dyeing & finishing and fabric testing & analysis -   3 to 5 October 2016    

To book your space, please complete the Introduction to textiles short course application form and return to

Introduction to Clothing:
Fabric Knowledge 13 October       
Introduction to the Global clothing industry 20 October      
Understanding Garments   26 October       
Size and Fit 10 November   
Garment specification 16 November   
The product development process 23 November   

To book your space, please complete the Introduction to clothing short course application form and return to

For more information on all courses, please click here.

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The Textile Institute Business Information Service has developed an Almanac, a daily posting of interesting textile facts. These facts come from history, personalities, as well as our own world class reference book Textile Terms and Definitions. Information Services are available to all members. Please contact us with your own questions and information requirements!!

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The TI is pleased to announce the latest issue of its members magazine, textiles. This edition is offered in both digital and print versions. Institute members can read the digital edition in the "Members Only" section of this website.