Textiles Tuesdays are a new approach to stimulating innovation and growth in the local textiles industry.
This programme of lunchtime talks and networking opportunities explores the latest business drivers and technology trends. Supporting local businesses by promoting collaborative exchange and spotlighting opportunities to innovate.
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 12-1.30pm
Why now is the time for quality UK manufacturers to shine
Kate Hills - Founder and CEO, Make it British and
Meet the Manufacturer Ltd
Tuesday 25th April 2017, 12-1.30pm
Innovation driving sustainability in textile printing
Stuart Bell - Managing Director, MTEX Technologies
Come along, listen and network over refreshments and a light lunch. All events will be held at De Montfort University’s Research Business and Innovation Exchange Office at Friars Mill in Leicester City Centre.
To register for these events, please reply to IIF@dmu.ac.uk with the names or dates of the events you would like to attend, plus your name, contact details and any dietary or accessibility requirements.
Higher and Degree level apprenticeships (Employer breakfast event)
In partnership with De Montfort University the Apprenticeship Hub is hosting an event to focus on exciting new developments which for the first time makes degree level vocational work place learning accessible to any size employer. With up to 90% of the training costs covered, there has never been a better time to invest in the skills of your managers and senior leaders.
Register for your FREE place on Eventbrite
LEICESTERSHIRE TEXTILES FORUM
In Leicestershire we have developed a Sector Growth Plan for the fashion and textile sector. The plan suggested the need for developing an industry led group to drive the Sector Growth Plan forward. You may agree that our Fashion and Textiles industry requires significant support to grow; however there are a number of challenges and barriers. There is no local industry voice to inform the ongoing business challenges and the support required to strengthen the sector further.
Leicester City Council took the lead and spoke to various Fashion and Textiles manufacturers within Leicester and Leicestershire. The project started with a small number of manufacturers that helped with developing and drafting ‘terms of reference’ for Leicestershire Fashion and Textiles manufacturers group, ‘Leicestershire Textiles Hub –Forum’.
We now need to move into phase 2 of this project and looking for likeminded businesses and Business Leaders, with the vision to strengthen the sector and lobby as and when needed. The group will meet bi-monthly, the next meeting is scheduled for 9 March 2017. We are looking for a couple of hours of your commitment per month for moving the textiles sector forward.
It is important that a praoactive manufacturers group is set up as soon as possible, more especially a group that represents compliant businesses.
If you or a representative of your company would like to be part of the Manufacturers group (ultimately it will become an association of local textiles manufacturers), please contact Altaf Ahmed by email: email@example.com
The draft ‘Terms of Reference’ of the group is also attached for your perusal. LTH Forum-Terms of Reference.pdf
SELLING TO KOREA - SEMINAR 14 MARCH 2017
We have an interesting event from Make It British “Meet the Manufacturer”. It’s the place to be if you want to showcase and find out about the British Fashion, Textiles and Homeware industry. For more information please visit: http://meetthemanufacturer.co.uk/about/
This year it is free to attend, please register now to avoid any disappointment.
Meet the Manufacturer is a business to business trade show attracting some of the best buyers in the industry.
As well as a manufacturing hall this year we will also have a hall for brands that make in the UK that want to meet store buyers. To exhibit please complete the form here.
LEICESTER FASHION WEEK
19-22 OCTOBER 2016
LLEP BizGatewy Business Events
Details about a range of business events across Leicester and Leicestershire can be found on the Business Gateway website. From networking, workshops, conferences and sector events. If you want to grow your business network or learn new business skills the Gateway provides information on what is happening locally.
East Midlands Chamber Events and Seminars
East Midland Chamber offers a comprehensive programme of events, seminars and workshops throughout the year. These range from networking and social events through to business seminars and management training.
Jane West, Head of Fashion and Textiles, Creative Skill Set - Talking about reshoring in textiles and fashion
Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS - Talking about preparing for the future of online fashion retailing
Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS - Talking about setting standards and grasping opportunities
Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS - Treating your suppliers like partners
Previous Event - Business Consultation and Fashion Show