WSA Graduate Success for Weaver Lauren Bates

Recent graduate in Woven Textiles, Lauren Bates starts her new position this week at Vanners Silk Weavers as a Creative Designer. The role involves creating CAD design briefs, colouring designs, trend research and reporting on new design and weave markets in London and overseas.

Lauren Bates - FMP Collection

Vanners met Lauren whilst showing her menswear collection at New Designers with Winchester School of Art this June. To see more of Lauren’s work visit

Lauren Bares - FMP Swatches

#Congratulations Lauren

Intern Alert: Agi & Sam – Contemporary Textiles Based Menswear brand

Agi & Sam is a Contemporary Textiles Based Menswear brand that shows on schedule at London Collections Men and is based in London. With stockists including Matches, Barney’s, Oki-Ni, I.T. Hong Kong and many more. After recently collaborating with Topman, Agi & Sam received the Emerging Menswear Award at the British Fashion Awards 2013.

Agi and Sam S-S14 Agi & Sam are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile print or textiles intern to work primarily on their up-coming AW15 collection which shows at London Collections: Men in January 2015. Although with various other projects the role will involve a multitude of projects and collaboration, working closely with the designers.

They will be responsible for:
Print Production
• Print Sampling
• Textiles Sampling
• Innovation
• Research
• Digital Design
• Photography

Ideally we would like the student to be well versed in CAD: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Please send all CV’s and Digital Portfolios via:

Level One Knitwear Students “Future Fair Isle”

WSA level one knitwear students have just completes a project called “Future Fair Isle”. The students used our amazing Japanese Shima Seiki Knitting machines. All the patterns were digitally inputed by them of their own designs. They looked at our Knitting Reference Library and researched into historical Shetland Fairisle patterns, they then pimped them up to create a modern day fairisle patterned menswear sweater. They look FAB don’t you think?

L1_Knitwear Student_Jennifer Lewis

L1_Knitwear Student_Millie Butler-Hiorns

L1_Knitwear Student_Grace Fincham