Innovations in Textile Manufacturing

  • Date
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  • Location Dimensions, Willow Farm Business Park, Castle Donington

Hear how other Textile Manufacturing businesses have benefited from innovating and find out how you can access support to help you do this.

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East Midlands Chamber are delivering this event on behalf of the Smart Innovation and Networking for Growth (SING) project. This project is part funded through ERDF and delivered by the iNet through Loughborough University


Managed by The iNet and based at Loughborough University SING will make it easier for SMEs to accelerate their development and implementation of new products, processes and services, as well as working with UK research institutes.

This event aims to reach out to businesses within the Textiles Manufacturing sector - a sector which covers a diverse range of businesses many of which are technologically advanced and can benefit from new innovations.


  • Registration and light breakfast
  • Welcome from our hosts and overview of the company - Amelia Smith and Zoe Storey, Dimensions
    • looking at the development of the business, their markets, products and innovative approach to become one of the UKs leading suppliers of corporate clothing
  • Understanding Intellectual Property and Branding regulation and the potential changes due to Brexit - Jonathon Moakes, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Gateley plc
  • Combining technical & fashion textile yarns for new applications - Kerry Walton, Programme Director for Textiles Innovation and Design at Loughborough University
    • Hear how they have supported a local SME to develop their products to expand their market share and break into new markets.
    • Case study from Lurex Company Ltd, manufacturers of metallised polyester yearns - Kit Blake, Managing Director will explain how they used the knowledge base and support from the university to develop the product into new markets.
  • Innovation & Funding Support from The iNet - Dr Georgette Hall, Innovation Advisor

To book your place:

Please see the East Midlands Chamber website for more details