Fashion & Textiles

London Fashion week or Clothes Show Live; Camden Market or Rodeo Drive – where do you go to for your fashion inspiration?

Celebrities are always highlighted in the media for their latest fashion favourites or failures but who are the people behind these creations? How did they get to work in this industry and what are the jobs out there that could catapult you into the fashion limelight?

From textile technologists to fashion photographers and footwear designers, science exists behind all of your favourite garments and you could become a part of it. Have a look at the articles, career profiles and photo diaries within this section to see where scientists are working in this area, and maybe they will even be able to share some of their secrets with you so that you can step out in style as you set off down your career catwalk.

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  • Real solutions for a more sustainable world

    If you needed any more encouragement to see where science and fashion come together then look no further.…

  • Interactive Fragrance Technology

    We’re entering a new age of electronic perfumery that will have a radical impact on health, wellbeing and…

  • Danielle – Quality Technician

    Are you a creative person? Would you be interested in a job working in the textile manufacturing industry?…

  • Harriet’s photo diary

    Future Morph has been working with Camira Fabrics to bring you this photo diary from their Technical Process…

  • Daniel’s photo diary

    Daniel’s photo diary illustrates his work with Camira Fabrics to show you the work he carries out on a…

  • Mick – Technical engineer

    Have you ever wondered about the science behind the development of seats on trains and buses? Or for…

  • Solar textiles

    Providing new forms of energy within your clothing We are all aware of the concerns about relying on…

  • Entertaining fashion

    Sound, colour and transformations… Hip science boffins and razor-brained fashion designers (or is this the other way round?)…

  • Danielle’s photo diary

    This sneak peak into Danielle’s job at Camira Fabrics might help you to see if this is an area…

  • Medical compression products

    My name is Lisa Macintyre and I am a textile technologist. I have been working as a lecturer…

  • Wearable technology

    MzTEK is an arts and technology education organisation which addresses the gender gap between men and women working…

  • Harriet – Technical Processing

    Would you like a unique and challenging role working in the British manufacturing environment? Could you develop young…

  • Hidden Science archive

    Hidden Science was a mobile phone action – found within the Orange ‘Do Some Good’ app between April…

  • Daniel – Quality Technician

    If you would like to work in the textile manufacturing industry and, like Daniel, quite fancy testing the…

  • Mick’s photo diary

    Mick is a Technical engineer at Camira Fabrics. Have a look at his photo diary below highlighting his…

  • Teaching resources

    In this section you will find two brand new sets of teaching resources that have been created specifically…

  • Links to further teaching resources

    There are lots of teaching resources available for you within the area of fashion and textiles. We have…

  • A perfect fit?

    Always fancied joining the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, designing beautiful shoes, coveted by glamorous celebrities?…