Texprint changes name, relaunches website
Texprint, the charity organisation supporting young textile designers, has announced it has changed its name to TexSelect to better reflect its new and broader focus.
The charitable organisation offers newly graduated textile designers a mentorship programme which gives them access to buyers, press and sponsors at two major trade fairs.
Founded in 1972 as part of the UK’s Design Council, the organisation works as a link between the skilled designers being trained at UK colleges and the textile industry.
“Our new name – in its full form TexSelect / textile design futures – marks a logical evolution for us, no longer implying a solely print focus, highlighting our support for the next generation of textile designers across all disciplines as well as our unique selection process,” announced the organisation on its website.
“We play such an important role in helping to fast-track the best young UK-educated textile designers into businesses where they can bring innovation, youthful energy and new dynamism. Highlighting the real value of such creative talent is of vital importance for the industry.
“We see TexSelect growing in importance at the heart of the textile world – a dynamic hub for textile insight, creativity and fast-tracked experience.”
In addition to the name change, TexSelect has also relaunched its website in a new and easy-to-navigate format, with information about its activities and designers. It follows significant efforts towards developing a stronger social media voice, particularly on Instagram, last year.
Every year, 24 newly graduated textile designers are chosen and invited by TexSelect to present at a private event at Chelsea College of Arts in July, followed by Première Vision Designs in Paris in September.
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