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March 2019

New Textile and Design Lab promo

Our colleagues at AUTV have been busy compiling a new promotional slide show for the Textile and Design Lab comprising of work created by our 2018 graduate students. The slide show is being displayed on the big screens around the campus in order to illustrate the lab’s range of technologies that is available to our students, particularly those who are new to the university.

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student-made works
Our 2018 graduates’ work features in the new TDL promotional slide show

Inaugural professorial address

Textile and Design Lab Director, Professor Frances Joseph, will be giving her inaugural professorial address on Tuesday 26 March at 4.30 pm in the WA Building Conference Centre on the City Campus. The subject of her address is Textility and Material Ecologies.

This is a public lecture and those wishing to learn more and would like to attend should RSVP here.

X Challenge student entrepreneurship competition

AUT’s X Challenge is a university-wide competition that gives every AUT student the opportunity and guidance to develop an idea for a business, cause or project. The X Challenge will be launched in April and is a way for students to gain a real and meaningful experience in launching and running a new business. There are great cash prizes to help students take their ideas to the next level.

Read more about X Challenge

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.

Campaign for Wool NZ update

A video featuring the history of merino wool in Yorkshire is featured in the latest Campaign for Wool NZ newsletter. The film has been shared with over 200 key industry and opinion leaders at screenings in Salts Mill, Yorkshire – the historic wool mill location where some of the filming took place, and at Australia House – to highlight the origin of the merino wool fibre.

Watch video

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. 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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