Inside Future Fashion Factory: Skills

31 March 2022

The fashion industry is changing rapidly. Industry 4.0, digital design tools, the impact of the pandemic, and widening skills gaps in key sectors are all placing new demands on education and training providers. 

Dr Kevin Almond (University of Leeds) and Bill Macbeth OBE (Textile Centre of Excellence) lead Future Fashion Factory’s research in training and skills for the future. In this webinar they share some of the ways in which fashion and textiles education has changed in recent years, along with some of the findings from their work so far.  

Hear about the responses from industry so far, and the new courses and opportunities that have become available as a result. Kevin and Bill also lead a discussion about the skills that fashion and textile professionals need to drive future growth across the UK fashion industry.