The Textile Institute

Events

The Textile Institute is proud to host and support inspiring national and international events throughout the year. Events are held at exciting and relevant locations around the globe providing excellent networking opportunities for members worldwide.

For more information or to book a place at any events please contact Robyn Ingham, Events Coordinator: ringham@textileinst.org.uk

Event Highlights
The Textile Institute 111th Annual General Meeting

The 111th Annual General Meeting was hosted via Zoom Webinar on 20 May 2021. The AGM webinar is available to members to view on YouTube.

If you missed the talks please contact Robyn Ingham, Events Coordinator via ringham@textileinst.org.uk who will be delighted to share the webinar details with you.

Parliamentary Lunch at the House of Lords

The Parliamentary Lunch was hosted at The House Of Lords, London on 8 November 2019.

Every year the TI holds a lunch in the Cholmondeley Room at The House Of Lords, London, UK. The lunch is generously hosted by The Lord Haskel CompTI CText ATI. The lunch is the highlight of the annual TI calendar, welcoming Members and guests from all over the world. The day is filled with a drinks reception, three course meal, infamous chocolate truffles and speeches from The Lord Haskel, The World President of the TI and a VIP guest speaker, all with a stunning view of the Thames and across London.

The Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC)

The Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) was held at the University of Leeds, Leeds on 23 – 26 July 2018.

TIWC is held at exciting and relevant locations around the globe and is in an important meeting point for the textile industry and members worldwide. The social events associated with the conference bring together the global community to enjoy the host country’s culture and hospitality.

The TIWC is held approximately every two years, previous hosts and themes are:

91st World Conference – Leeds, UK – Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology

90th World Conference – Poznan, Poland – Textiles Inseparable from the Human Environment

89th World Conference – Wuhan, China – Innovation from Fibre to Fashion

88th World Conference – Manchester, UK – Textiles: A Global Vision

87th World Conference – Shah Alam, Malaysia – Bridging Innovation Research and Enterprise

86th World Conference – Kowloon, Hong Kong – Fashion and Textiles: Heading Towards New Horizons

For more information please visit https://www.textileinstitute.org/events/tiwc/

The Introduction to Textiles Short Course

The Introduction to Textiles Short Course was hosted digitally 14 – 16  March 2022.

The Textile Institute launched this short course in 2010 to celebrate the Centenary of the Institute. It is a three day intensive training short course, offered twice a year in March and in October.

It is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textiles business. The course will cover the fibres, yarns and fabrics used in textile products for apparel, household and technical textiles applications as core modules. The third day will offer two specialist modules covering dyeing and finishing and fabric testing and analysis.

The courses are approved by The Textile Institute, a system of validation assessed by independent and impartial experts.

The course is formed of seven separate topics:

Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp & Weft Knitting, Non-woven Fabrics, Dyeing & Finishing and Fabric Testing & Analysis.

Bespoke Short Courses

The Textile Institute can also provide in-house bespoke workshops, courses and seminars.

Webinars

The Textile Institute regularly runs a series of webinars exploring all topics from the textiles industries around the world providing up to date information to its members and industry alike. The webinars aim to provide industry relevant data as well as networking opportunities to all.

Tea with the TI Webinar Series

The Textile Institute was delighted to host its first Tea with the TI webinar of 2022, sponsored by Taylor and Francis. The Institute received wonderful feedback for the webinar, the programme and the talks were enjoyed by all who attended.

The TI’s Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG) marked its relaunch by joining the TI for the inaugural event of the 2022 Tea with the TI webinar series.

The speakers shared their experiences in specialist areas within Technical Textiles, the talks included:

Charles Wood CText FTI, Baltex ‘The role of Technical Textiles in the 2020’s’.

Robert Hines CText ATI National Safety Apparel ‘Comfort and Style meet Protection – Innovations in Flame Retardant Textiles’.

Jason Kent, British Textile Machinery Association ‘The Evolution of Artificial Grass’.

Simon Burnett-Boothroyd CText FTI, Consultant and Introduction to Textiles Short Course Tutor ‘Flame Retardant Products and Legislations for PPE’.

Prof Stephen Russell, University of Leeds ‘Adversity into Opportunity: Update in Nonwovens’.

Nigel Balmforth, Taylor and Francis ‘Taylor and Francis and The Textile Institute’s Publications’.

The event aimed to ignite conversation and lead to the development of an inclusive, proactive Technical Textiles SIG.

The Tea with the Textile Institute webinar series will run throughout 2022.

The TI would like to hear from its members with potential topics for future webinars, please contact Robyn Ingham, events coordinator via ringham@textileinst.org.uk who will be delighted to discuss ideas and topics for future events.

Sections and Special Interest Groups

The Textile Institute is represented by local and national offices around the world. Sections are run by its members who provide a programme of local activities, factory visits, workshops, seminars and social events.

For more information about what is happening in your location or subject areas please go to https://www.textileinstitute.org/get-involved/sections-sigs/

Events

The Textile Institute is proud to host and support inspiring national and international events throughout the year. Events are held at exciting and relevant locations around the globe providing excellent networking opportunities for members worldwide.

For more information or to book a place at any events please contact Robyn Ingham, Events Coordinator: ringham@textileinst.org.uk

Event Highlights
The Textile Institute 111th Annual General Meeting

The 111th Annual General Meeting was hosted via Zoom Webinar on 20 May 2021. The AGM webinar is available to members to view on YouTube.

If you missed the talks please contact Robyn Ingham, Events Coordinator via ringham@textileinst.org.uk who will be delighted to share the webinar details with you.

Parliamentary Lunch at the House of Lords

The Parliamentary Lunch was hosted at The House Of Lords, London on 8 November 2019.

Every year the TI holds a lunch in the Cholmondeley Room at The House Of Lords, London, UK. The lunch is generously hosted by The Lord Haskel CompTI CText ATI. The lunch is the highlight of the annual TI calendar, welcoming Members and guests from all over the world. The day is filled with a drinks reception, three course meal, infamous chocolate truffles and speeches from The Lord Haskel, The World President of the TI and a VIP guest speaker, all with a stunning view of the Thames and across London.

The Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC)

The Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC) was held at the University of Leeds, Leeds on 23 – 26 July 2018.

TIWC is held at exciting and relevant locations around the globe and is in an important meeting point for the textile industry and members worldwide. The social events associated with the conference bring together the global community to enjoy the host country’s culture and hospitality.

The TIWC is held approximately every two years, previous hosts and themes are:

91st World Conference – Leeds, UK – Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology

90th World Conference – Poznan, Poland – Textiles Inseparable from the Human Environment

89th World Conference – Wuhan, China – Innovation from Fibre to Fashion

88th World Conference – Manchester, UK – Textiles: A Global Vision

87th World Conference – Shah Alam, Malaysia – Bridging Innovation Research and Enterprise

86th World Conference – Kowloon, Hong Kong – Fashion and Textiles: Heading Towards New Horizons

For more information please visit https://www.textileinstitute.org/events/tiwc/

The Introduction to Textiles Short Course

The Introduction to Textiles Short Course was hosted digitally 14 – 16  March 2022.

The Textile Institute launched this short course in 2010 to celebrate the Centenary of the Institute. It is a three day intensive training short course, offered twice a year in March and in October.

It is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textiles business. The course will cover the fibres, yarns and fabrics used in textile products for apparel, household and technical textiles applications as core modules. The third day will offer two specialist modules covering dyeing and finishing and fabric testing and analysis.

The courses are approved by The Textile Institute, a system of validation assessed by independent and impartial experts.

The course is formed of seven separate topics:

Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp & Weft Knitting, Non-woven Fabrics, Dyeing & Finishing and Fabric Testing & Analysis.

Bespoke Short Courses

The Textile Institute can also provide in-house bespoke workshops, courses and seminars.

Webinars

The Textile Institute regularly runs a series of webinars exploring all topics from the textiles industries around the world providing up to date information to its members and industry alike. The webinars aim to provide industry relevant data as well as networking opportunities to all.

Tea with the TI Webinar Series

The Textile Institute was delighted to host its first Tea with the TI webinar of 2022, sponsored by Taylor and Francis. The Institute received wonderful feedback for the webinar, the programme and the talks were enjoyed by all who attended.

The TI’s Technical Textiles Special Interest Group (SIG) marked its relaunch by joining the TI for the inaugural event of the 2022 Tea with the TI webinar series.

The speakers shared their experiences in specialist areas within Technical Textiles, the talks included:

Charles Wood CText FTI, Baltex ‘The role of Technical Textiles in the 2020’s’.

Robert Hines CText ATI National Safety Apparel ‘Comfort and Style meet Protection – Innovations in Flame Retardant Textiles’.

Jason Kent, British Textile Machinery Association ‘The Evolution of Artificial Grass’.

Simon Burnett-Boothroyd CText FTI, Consultant and Introduction to Textiles Short Course Tutor ‘Flame Retardant Products and Legislations for PPE’.

Prof Stephen Russell, University of Leeds ‘Adversity into Opportunity: Update in Nonwovens’.

Nigel Balmforth, Taylor and Francis ‘Taylor and Francis and The Textile Institute’s Publications’.

The event aimed to ignite conversation and lead to the development of an inclusive, proactive Technical Textiles SIG.

The Tea with the Textile Institute webinar series will run throughout 2022.

The TI would like to hear from its members with potential topics for future webinars, please contact Robyn Ingham, events coordinator via ringham@textileinst.org.uk who will be delighted to discuss ideas and topics for future events.

Sections and Special Interest Groups

The Textile Institute is represented by local and national offices around the world. Sections are run by its members who provide a programme of local activities, factory visits, workshops, seminars and social events.

For more information about what is happening in your location or subject areas please go to https://www.textileinstitute.org/get-involved/sections-sigs/

Upcoming Events

TI local, national and International events simulate new business ideas and provide opportunities to raise the profile of both individuals and organisations. In addition they provide information on general trends throughout the industry and an enhanced knowledge of different cultures and nationalities.

Textile Institute & Partner events

The TI is involved with partnering events including conferences, webinars, workshops and activities around the world. In addition the Institute supports and promotes Corporate Members events as part of the membership package. If you are interested in the TI partnering an event from a simple listing to a licence/partnership agreement or Corporate Membership then please contact Robyn Ingham, Events Coordinator: ringham@textileinst.org.uk

The Textile Institute World Conference

This event is held at exciting and relevant locations around the globe and is in an important meeting point for the textile industry and members worldwide. The social events associated with the conference bring together the global community to enjoy the host country’s culture and hospitality.

Join us and be part of an international, professionally diverse network of over 1500 members, meet like minded individuals while enhancing your skill set, and enjoy the below benefits:
  • Courses and accreditation
  • Access to knowledge
  • Access to networks
  • Discounts on publications
  • Discounts on events
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