Production Specifics

The facility has access to the majority of textile processes, machines and materials. Industry, businesses and design professionals interested in using the facilities can do so for a small membership fee, though at busy times priority will be given to student use. Typically, companies use the facilities for commercial research, experimental projects and testing. There are on site technicians to support product development.

Turnaround Time1 - 12 weeks
Starting Cost£120
Production Access Open


Textiles Wool Angora Cashmere Cotton Cashmere / Silk Show more


Pattern Cutting Knitting Weaving Screenprinting Reactive Digital Fabric Printing Dobby Loom Weaving Show more


Digital Fabric Printer Janome Overlocker Dobby Loom Jacquard Loom Hattersley Domestic Loom Knitting Machine Show more

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Company History

The School of Textiles & Design is the second oldest textile institution in the world, dating back to 1883. As the renowned Scottish College of Textiles, and since joining Heriot-Watt in 1998, the School has specialised in the education of professionals and practitioners in the global textile and clothing industries, established a reputation as one of the world's leading textile institutions.

Client List

Obscure Couture
Jaggy Nettle

Contact Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design

ContactDr Britta Kalkreuter
PhD Fellow,
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AddressHeriot-Watt University, Nether Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire TD1 3HE
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