Textile + Design Lab

The Textile and Design Lab is a unique textile research and development centre located in the heart of Auckland City. The lab is home to a suite of cutting edge Shima Seiki design and programming systems, flatbed knitting, digital printing and non-woven technologies. We collaborate with commercial partners, designers, educators, research institutes and students from around New Zealand and further afield to translate ideas into reality.

Research it

Collaborating with the lab gives you access to our technical expertise and cutting edge technologies.

Research

Knit it

The lab has the latest Shima Seiki Apex 3 Design systems and 4 flatbed knitting machines.

Knitting

Digitally print it

Our focus is on digitally printing natural fibre materials with both roll to roll and flatbed capabilities.

Printing

PRINT DESIGN BUREAU

Our print design bureau will be launched in mid-2019 enabling you to view and buy from a range of amazing designs created by our talented students.

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SHORT COURSES

Our short courses and workshops allow you to upskill in a range of textile-related subjects with minimal time investment.

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