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NOTICE is hereby given that the one hundredth and fourth Annual General Meeting of The Textile Institute will be held on Thursday 15 May 2014 at 11.00 hrs in the 2nd Floor Board Room St James' Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ UK.

To view the full agenda and to confirm your attendance, please download the following document by clicking here


Textile Terms and Definitions  is generally regarded as the established, most authoritative and comprehensive English-language reference manual of textile terminology.

This unique on-line publication enables the user to access the latest and most up to date definitions available. Entries are grouped according to relevant industry sections which can be accessed directly. Individual terms can be accessed by typing into the search box. A full definition list can be accessed by clicking on the alphabetical letters. All entries are cross-referenced for completeness in any search so if the term you are looking for is common to several sections, all the relevant links will be shown.

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  Innovation from Fibre to Fashion
2-6 November 2014, Wuhan, China

The Textile Institute is delighted to announce that Wuhan Textile University, China, with the support of Deakin University, Australia will be hosting the next World Conference. China is considered to be the largest fibre producer and textile manufacturer in the world. Wuhan Textile University is the only 'textile' named university in China. Wuhan City is centrally located with easy access by international and domestic flights and the fast train network in China.

This invigorating environment is the perfect place to unite with like minded people, focussing specifically on innovation from fibre to fashion in both research and industrial applications.

The Textile Institute and Wuhan Textile University hope the conference will provide the opportunity for TI Members along with industry representatives to take part in this prestigious event. Presentations from industry and education are invited providing an international platform for information exchange and networking.

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Medals and Awards 2013 is Open!

The Medals and Awards Committee under the authority of The Textile Institute Council is seeking nominations from industry, academia and members for Medals and Awards 2013. Awards include The Textile Institute New Materials Award, Innovation Award, Sustainability Award, Institute Medal For Design, The Young Persons Award and many more.

This year the Institute has reintroduced a number of awards which are back by popular demand.

Awards will be presented at the 89th Textile Institute World Conference to be held in Wuhan 2-6 November 2014.

Please visit the Medals and Awards page to download award criteria and nomination forms.

The closing date for nominations is 15 April 2014.

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The Textile Institute Business Information Service has developed an Almanac, a daily posting of interesting textile facts. These facts come from history, personalities, as well as our own world class reference book Textile Terms and Definitions. Information Services are available to all members. Please contact us with your own questions and information requirements!!

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