Our services

The lab is committed to supporting research, education and industry by enabling access to its technical expertise and cutting edge textile technologies from initial concepts to prototypes, sampling and small-scale production if required.

Knit

We offer technical expertise and the latest Shima Seiki Apex design systems and flatbed knitting technology.

Print

Use our digital printers to create customised, durable products. We specialise in printing natural fibre materials.

Felt

Experiment with our FeltLOOM® machine to produce customised felted fabric designs using a range of fibre options.

Weave

The lab has a TC2 digital weaving loom, the first of its kind in New Zealand, enabling us to develop a wide range of woven materials.

SHORT COURSES

Take a short course or workshop and increase your expertise in a range of textile and design areas.

TDL IN THE PRESS

Our lab is regularly mentioned in the media and publicises press releases.