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February 2019

Opportunity for design students

The Textile and Design Lab is inviting AUT students, both past and present, to submit their textile print designs to the lab, which will in turn be offered for sale via a pilot online print design bureau located on the TDL website. ‘Our students produce some amazing work during the course of their studies, which is academically assessed but very seldom commercialised’, says TDL Manager, Peter Heslop. ‘This initiative will give our students a shop window in which to showcase their designs and hopefully earn themselves some valuable income’.

Interested students and recent graduates should email tdl@aut.ac.nz to find out how to participate.

March offer for digital prints

Digitally printed bags by Textile Design graduate, Ashleigh Rice
Digitally printed bags by Textile Design graduate, Ashleigh Rice

The lab is offering a 15% discount off its regular prices for all orders of 5 metres and over that are placed during March. Simply quote ‘newsletter offer’ at the time of ordering to take advantage of this offer.

Creative Technologies video goes gold!

Creative Technologies’ promo video, ‘Do great things with postgraduate study in Creative Technologies’, won gold in the AVA Digital Awards recently. AVA holds an annual international competition that recognises excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. The video features TDL Director, Dr Frances Joseph, and recent PhD graduate, Donna Cleveland, working on a joint research project and was produced by local video production company, Eyes and Ears.

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New hemp fabric

The lab has added a new woven hemp fabric to its range of fabrics for digital printing. The new 255 gsm fabric is suitable for interior design and outerwear apparel applications.

Familiarisation sessions for new staff and students

New staff and students are welcome to attend one of our short familiarisation sessions to see demonstrations of the lab’s technologies and to find out how the lab can support students and researchers during their studies.

Email tdl@aut.ac.nz to register your attendance at one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 5 March 11.00 – 11.30 am
  • Wednesday 6 March 2.00 – 2.30 pm
  • Thursday 7 March 11.00 – 11.30 am

2019 short course and workshop programme begins in April

Our E-Textile workshops have been re-organised into a series of introductory and intermediate level modules and will commence in April. Dates and times will be posted on the TDL website shortly.

The lab has also introduced a new 2-day workshop entitled International Textile Development and Sourcing. The workshop will cater for anyone in the business of importing textile and/or apparel goods by covering topics such as fabric development, fit for purpose, costings, sustainability and marketing.

Our registration fees remain unchanged for 2019.

Read more and register for our 2019 short courses and workshops starting in April

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