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FREE RESOURCE: Careers in Fashion & Textiles 2024



Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers, in promoting their subject and teaching about careers in the Fashion & Textiles industry.



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Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers, in promoting their subject and teaching about careers in the Fashion & Textiles industry. This resource can be used as part of a lesson or for open evening, options evenings, displays, assembly, booklets and more.

The resource includes presentations on:

  • Careers: A presentation to show and discuss with your students on a variety of careers in the Fashion & Textile industries
  • Creativity matters: Facts, figures and skills
  • Shout about it: How to promote textiles in your school
  • Prerecorded videos: From student & industry professionals within the fashion & textile sector
  • Links to careers websites: The Textile Institute, British Fashion Council, Discover Creative Careers, CIC Creative Industries Council.
  • Jobs in ART: Resource created by Ally Hadden specifically for careers in the creative arts.

LINK FOR VIDEO PLAYLIST: Click to get Youtube Playlist for Individual video interviews by graduate students and industry professionals, talking about their career paths.
FREE RESOURCE FROM JULIE BOYD: Click to go to ‘Careers in Textiles’ resource on Julie’s website.
LINK FOR ALL TEA ‘N CHAT RECORDINGS: Click to get Youtube Links for all Tea ‘N Chats

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Nicky Simpson
PGCE; BA(Hons) Textiles Design: Specialising in print.

Nicky has been a Textile and Fashion consultant for the Textiles Skills Academy for 5 years now, she also works as a contemporary textile artist, her artwork combines all things textural, she likes to craft with a heat press featuring both machine and hand embroidery, delivering tutorials in her small studio. Nicky’s initial career was in the fashion industry working for 22 years in the heart of London as a print designer and colourist. She worked for a French mill based in Lyon and went on to create seasonal fashion print collections, buying and redesigning archive prints. Nicky designed for all the high street stores from Marks and Spencer to River Island.

Nicky’s second career was in teaching as Head of Fashion & Textiles at Hillview School for Girls in Kent. She has taught Art & Design Textiles at GCSE and A Level, AQA Design and Technology/Textiles at A Level and GCSE and BTEC Level 3 Fashion. Her last set of grades were:  A Level 100% A-A*; GCSE 70% A-A* (100% A*-B).

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