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Textile Centre of Excellence (Make Lab)

The Textile Centre of Excellence, Red Doles Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, S10 3LW, United Kingdom
44 (0)1484 346500
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Lab Audience
  • Designers
  • Textile Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Engineers
  • Curators
  • Entrepeneurs
  • Makers
  • Artisans
  • SME
  • Unemployed

The Textile Centre of Excellence's Making Lab offers equipment and expertise to enable you to bring your design ideas to a fully manufactured product reality. The Lab has two parts to its manufacturing facilities, which work in harmony with the Design Lab facilities also offered on site.

We offer commission weaving, commission warping and commission healding, including samples, and with a portfolio of work ranging from sampling to innovative weaving with DNA, the likelihood is that we would be able to meet the majority of textile manufacturing requirements. Secondly, the Lab has excellent Cut, Make and Trim facilities allowing for the manufacture of garments to promote and sell across a wide range of fabrics. This service can be used:
- for your own business using your staff
- for your own business using our staff

The Lab offers bespoke training in textiles and garment manufacturing and can provide a range of business development services to complement its facilities. We can help you to marry your textile and business needs to operate your organisation successfully. Our services are on offer particularly to those:
- looking to reskill or retrain in garment manufacture
- return textile manufacturing to the UK
- start up a new textile business
- turn their garment design concepts into reality

The Lab provides access to a wide range of equipment for making clothes including:
- Warping, weaving, knotting and healding machinery
- A variety of sewing machines
- Button hole and pocket machines
- A variety of clothes pressing machines
- A fusing press
Short videos of most of this kit can be viewed via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Lx9j65E-LLB1OISJZmzog/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

The Lab is situated in the heart of the wool manufacturing town of Huddersfield, offers plenty of car parking spaces and is within easy reach of a range of transport links.

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