A collection of careers videos linked to the textiles and fashion industry

A collection of videos that showcase careers linked to the textiles and fashion industry.

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This is Engineering: light painter

Pavlina is a lighting engineer who collaborates with fashion designers to create lighting effects for their shows at events, such as Paris Fashion Week, as well as working with museums and art galleries to create the perfect environments for their exhibition.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Innovation Consultant

Alan Cucknell's job consists of finding new and innovative ways to make their clients' products stand out from the crowd. Alan's company works with clients on their business and technical challenges. He has worked on a wide range of products including designing lingerie, cars, swimsuits and even nappies. In one project, his team designed a swimsuit worn by world record-breaking swimmers. Alan says, "Maths and science A-levels were great preparation for my engineering degree. Design technology allowed me to creatively apply much of what I learnt in maths and physics. It kind of linked it all together.''

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Sports Technologist

Chris Holmes is a sports technologist for sports equipment manufacturer Adidas. His job is to investigate the best designs for maximum performance, including design and testing of an England football kit. 

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Testing Textiles

As head technologist for shops like Blacks and Millets, it is Martin Stannard’s job to ensure that all the clothing sold in these stores meets the claims about its performance. He tests every claim about a fabric, such as whether it is waterproof or whether it really does meet a British Standard. This is particularly important in the clothing worn by explorers, where the performance of advanced textiles products can mean the difference between life and death.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Textiles: Eco Design

Tom is the Creative Director for outdoor eco-clothing brand, Finnister. Their customers not only want clothing which looks good and performs well, but also which reflects concern for the environment. In the film clip, Tom explains what eco-design means. He is always looking for new types of fabric which perform better than existing fabrics, but with a lower environmental impact.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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