The Textile Society is a unique community for textile professionals and enthusiasts. The Society promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary.


When you join the Textile Society you immediately become part of a nationwide group in the UK, celebrating many aspects of textiles in different ways.

Members have access to our generous awards and bursaries scheme, and we encourage the continual sharing of knowledge through our conferences and annual journal Text.

Join now, and connect with others through our regular newsletters and broad programme of events.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Linda Brassington


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Join the Textile Society and become part of a community of experts and enthusiasts who seek to share their passion and knowledge, and support the study of textiles past and present.

Textile Society


Image Credits

Unless otherwise stated, all banner images and slides by kind permission of © The Textiles Collection at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham
Student Bursaries slide © Xiaoyu Zhu.
Student Bursaries banner image © Lissy Hatfield.
40th Anniversary Conference 2023 image, Cotton mill workers demonstration, Daily Herald Archive, Science Museum Group.
Museum, Archive and Conservation Award slide © Gloria Levin Collection of Hardy Amies Couture, Southend Museums.
Professional Development Award 2023 slide © Eleanor Burkett.
Professional Development Award 2024 slide © Hannah White.
Professional Development Award banner image © Louise Renae Anderson.
Resources and Museum banner images by kind permission of © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Brenda M King Prize for Critical Writing in Textiles 2023 slide and banner © Lynn Setterington.
Brenda M King Prize for Critical Writing in Textiles 2024 slide © James Fox.