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Links to Professional & Education Organisations


This section provides links to websites covering the fields of designers and clothing. When you click on a link, a new browser window will open for you to view the website. Remember to close this down when you finish.

Websites have been divided into the following sub-categories:

Professional | Educational | Educational Suppliers | Design Colleges | Ethical Issues

Professional Organisations

The Textile Institute

Design and Technology Association (DATA)

British Fashion Council/London Fashion Week

British Interior Textile Association

Scottish Textiles

British Knitting and Clothing Export Council

British Textile Technology Group

East Midlands Textile Association (EMTEX)

CapitB Trust - Careers in Clothing

Worth Global Style Network


Educational Organisations


Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Qualifications Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales

CAD in Schools - programme working to ensure all secondary schools in the UK have access to CAD/CAM.

Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) - programme aimed at supporting and improving the teaching and learning of technology in schools and colleges.

The Times Educational Supplement (TES)

Channel 4 Learning

SFE - For professional training and development.

DFES - links to the Standards websites and the latest educational developments and information.

Mill Wharf Training - for professional CPD courses for teachers.

Intermediate Technology (ITDG) - llnks to sustainable educational issues as well as the Sustainable Design Awards project


Educational Suppliers

Kemtex - suppliers of quality guaranteed, non toxic dyes and associated chemicals to Art/Design and Textile Departments at a wide range of Universities, Colleges and Schools, as well as to a diverse range of small businesses.

NES Arnold - leading supplier of Art & Textile products for UK schools.

TTS - supplier of Design & Technology and ICT curriculum resources for Primary Schools.

Whaleys of Bradford


Design Colleges - Textiles and Fashion

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Goldsmiths College

Royal College of Art

Winchester School of Art

Huddersfield School of Design Technology

Worth Style Global Network


Ethical Issues in Design, Textile and Fashion

Ethical Exchange

Ethical Junction


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