Industry Links

WSA Fashion and Textile Design Related Sites

Twitter Account

Instagram Account @_makefuture

WSA Fashion and Textile Design Staff Sites

Knitwear Specialist, Sarah Elwick

Weave Specialist, Jane Landau

Knitting Reference Library, led by head Librarian Linda Newington,

Printed Textile Specialist, Caitlin Hinshelwood 

Printed Textile Specialist, Sarah Cheyne

Graduate jobs & internships website run by Fashion Design Specialist, Sharon Williams

Fashion Design Menswear Specialist, Samuel Membery

WSA Guest Lecturers

Fashion Designer, Louise Gray

Fashion Designer, Justin Thornton

Fashion Designer, Peter Jensen

Woven Textiles Designer, Ismini Samanidou

Woven Textiles Designer, Bonnie Kirkwood

Woven Textiles Designer, Kirsty McDougall

Woven Textiles Designer, Jessica Light

Woven Textiles Designer, Mary Restieaux

Woven Textiles Specialists from Henry Bertrand

Fashion Illustrator, Erin Petson

Shooting Beauty Founder, Matt Dowling

Printed Textile Designer, Lisa Levis

Printed Textile Designer, Daniel Heath 

Printed Textile Designer, Rachel Rowberry

Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters

Woven Textiles Studio, Dash and Miller

Digital Communications Specialist, Colin Henderson

Printed Textile Designer & Fashion Illustrator, Helen Bullock

Knitted Textiles Designer, Sophie Steller

Knitwear Specialist, Craig Lawrence,

Creative Director at Tatty Devine, Harriet Vine

Industry Competitions

Texprint –


Surtex –

SDC (Society of Colourists and Dyers) –

Kalopsia Collective “what is textiles?” Competition

B&Q’s British Talent Search

Just Fashion

The Ella Blake and Royal Collection Competition

F.A.D Competition

All Walks Diversity Now Competition

WSA Alumni

Printed Textiles Graduate, Jennifer Varty

Fashion Design Graduate, Hannah Inskip

Fashion Design Graduate, Verity Pemberton

Knitwear for Fashion Graduate, Lucy Cox

Knitwear for Fashion Graduate, Alex Pengelly

Fashion Design Graduate, Jessica Wakeman

Printed Textiles Graduate, Frieda Peppercorn

Woven Textiles Graduate, Lauren Bates

Printed Textiles Graduate, Tori McLean

Ongoing Collaborations

Changing Minds collaboration with University of Southampton Neuro Science department