Author Archives: Fashion Textile Design Centre

About Fashion Textile Design Centre

Louise Porter is the blogger for the Fashion & Textile Design Centre. Louise has a degree in Fashion & Textile Design degree and a Masters in Business.

Developing a Colour Palette

I recently ordered and received digitally printed fabric from Spoonflower. Spoonflower is a digital printing service in America where you can upload your designs and print your own fabric. You can print swatches and yards of fabric with no minimum … Continue reading

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FTDC Programme of Summer Events 2016

The Fashion & Textile Hub is where independent designers are supported in their ambitions to become successful creative producers and sector leaders. We offer customised space, international connections, knowledge exchange opportunities and tailored programmes for growth. We’re a place to discover the … Continue reading

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Resources for Designers

As budding designers trying to grab a section of the market we need all the resources we can get. Trying to do everything by yourself is not practical but doesn’t stop us from trying. Here is a few resources to … Continue reading

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Essence of Design

I attended the Essence of Design Seminar on Design, Craft & The Consumer in Leitrim. I was invited to this seminar by Bernie Murphy project coordinator of the Fashion Textile Design Hub. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was … Continue reading

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Creative Thinking Workshop

This week I was delighted to be a part of a Creative Thinking Workshop by Janet Coulter. Janet Coulter is Director of Academic Enterprise in the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment at Ulster University. She is also … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Trend Research

Trend research is a tool that helps designers predict what colours, fabrics, and styles will be popular in the upcoming seasons. Fashion forecasting allows designers to plan ahead. It assists in deciding what is going to provide the best profit and what will commercially sell. … Continue reading

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Fashion Design Research #101

Fashion Design Research is the studying a designer does before even opening up a sketchbook. It’s the getting to know the client, their business, industry, target market and competitors. Continue reading

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Time Management for Creatives

Time management for creatives is important. It helps you be prepared, feel confident and in control. To start your design business you need to be proactive to your day, not reactive. Continue reading

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