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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. This Department for Education clip exemplifies for students a less familiar STEM career route. Alan's company works with clients on their business and technical challenges....

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...

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...

Invention of Nylon

This film, from Twig World, looks at what makes the polymer Nylon so durable. The key points made in the film are: •In the past, clothes were all made from natural sources, such as silk, wool and cotton. •Then Wallace Carothers discovered nylon in 1939. •It was discovered through experimentation with polymers,...

Jai Geyer Talks About How Engineering Impacts on His Sport

Jai Geyer, one of the youngest members of the Great Britain Alpine Ski Team, describes how engineering impacts on his sport and helps achieve higher levels of performance through the design of protective clothing, plus the structure and composition of the skis and other equipment.

 

Engineering elegance - manufacturing

Kate Bellingham set a challenge for design and technology students to design a dress using e-textiles, to wear as she hosts a prestigious awards ceremony at the Globe Theatre in London. This Teachers TV video shows the winner of the challenge as her designs become reality. Abigail, an A-level...

Energy Trilemma Activities

There is a delicate balance between the three main areas of our energy future; security, accessibility and sustainability. This is known as the energy trilemma. How we manage these areas is a tricky task.

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Transforming Textiles

This Teachers TV programme is part of the series Inspirations, which documents imaginative school projects that make a difference.

The video shows how Stella O'Toole has succeeded in turning textiles into one of the most popular subjects at Heywood Community School. When Stella was employed by the schools,...

Establishing CAD/CAM

From Teachers TV, this programme looks at the use of CAD/CAM in textiles. At the time of filming, interest in CAD/CAM was being boosted as the British textile industry staged a revival, fuelled by increasing demand for digitally printed fabrics.

Ann Crawshaw, who has a national role in the teaching of CAD/...

Engineering Elegance - Design

In this Teachers TV video, presenter and teacher Kate Bellingham sets a design challenge to Key Stage Four and Key Stage Five design and technology students. The brief is to design a dress using e-textiles to be worn by Kate as she hosts the British Engineering Excellence Awards.

Kate is joined by a panel...

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