Company: Lab

Textile Centre of Excellence (Make Lab)

Textile Centre of Excellence (Make Lab)

Excellent range of facilities offering opportunities to warp and weave fabrics, particularly short runs, and also make garments using the sewing, pressing and other manufacturing kit at the Centre.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 fashion 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 or fashion business
  • turn their garment design concepts into reality

Innovation Approach

The type of lab is defined by how it approaches innovation: design, make, or place.


Description of who can be found in the lab over one month.

How many people work in the lab (staff or volunteers)


Key activities

This lab works in the following activities

  • B
    Business Support

    Info forthcoming

  • R

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  • T
    Teaching / Training

    Info forthcoming

Target publics

Who the lab wishes to engage

  • Artisans
  • Curators
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Entrepeneurs
  • Fashion Designers
  • Makers
  • SME
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Textile Designers
  • Unemployed

Lab projects

Routes to Market
Routes to market – providing guidance to start ups and SMEs The Design and Make Labs at the Textile Centre of...
My Yorkshire Wardrobe
My Yorkshire Wardrobe (MYW) introduces a radical new clothing rental concept for men. It would utilise digital...
Short Runs
Addressing barriers and introducing new opportunities for short run production Short run production can allow for local...