A Fashion hub for style in the city!
The Fashion & Textile Design Centre is based in a fabulous Georgian building on Shipquay Street, Derry. We offer a unique opportunity to designers and graduates to grow and sustain their design business. We offer designers help in cutting edge fashion, textile, bridal and a variety of crafts all in the one building.
The concept behind our enterprise is to bring designers together under one roof and to offer studio/office space with use of fully equipped fashion work rooms to work from and /or consultation space to meet with clients. We also offer fashion services such as sewing, pattern drafting & cutting, along with the opportunity to either teach or attend some of the fashion/business classes which we run.
The list of designers who call FTDC home has grown steadily since we opened the doors. We are the creative home to several in-house designers, that work from our 2 floors of shared studio space and professional fashion workrooms.
Our vision is that Irish design is recognised and valued worldwide for its excellence in craftsmanship, innovation and marketing. Our mission is to promote and stimulate the creative and commercial potential of Irish designers and to work in collaboration with strategic partners in the ongoing development and growth of the sector.
The relaxed atmosphere we have created at the FTDC along with the inclusive attitude and collective approach is what makes the FTDC so unique and standout in the industry.
The FTDC model helps to create & sustain jobs for all of the designers which are in effect their own business.