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					Fashion and textiles resources
Professional bodies
http://www.skillset.org/fashion_and_textiles The sector skills council for creative careers.
Includes fashion and textiles job profiles, events and opportunities, labour market
information etc
http://www.texi.org/ The Textiles Institute. Has a recruitment service for members
(including students)
http://recruit.interactiveti.org/
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/
www.designcouncil.org.uk The Design Council. Includes resources for students and
facts and figures.
www.csd.org.uk Chartered Society of Designers. Jobs, events, a student gallery and
“find a designer” database etc
http://www.nmtf.co.uk/ National Market Traders Federation. Includes a directory
www.gttr.ac.uk Graduate Teacher Training Registry (PGCE courses in primary,
secondary and further education).
www.tda.gov.uk Teaching Development Agency. Information on how to train as a
primary and secondary school teacher, getting teaching experience etc.

Jobs and news
http://www.artsthread.com An online networking resource linking creative
students/graduates with the creative industry. Services include a recruitment
consultancy, an opportunity for students/graduates to showcase their portfolios, an
exhibition database etc.
http://www.artsthread.com/graduate-signup Graduates can sign up for the graduate
portfolio database so that their work can be showcased:
www.thetrendboutique.co.ukThe Trend Boutique runs a range of conferences/seminars
for creative students and graduates. It also advertises internships in areas such as
editorial, fashion retail as well as graduate schemes
www.workinfashion.com Vacancies, portfolios, fashion blogs, forum etc

http://www.drapersonline.com/ Drapers Record. Fashion news, jobs, blogs, etc
www.profilescreative.com retail, buying and merchandising, design, retail operations
http://www.viewcreatives.com Jobseekers can post their CV; also advertises vacancies
http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk Vacancies include pattern cutting, fashion design, retail
etc
http://www.fashionjobsearch.com
http://www.retailweekjobs.com/ Vacancies include merchandising, design and retail
management. There is also a recruiter directory.
http://www.arcadiagroup.co.uk/recruitment/ Graduate opportunities in retail
management, buying, merchandising, finance etc. Advertises design vacancies too.
http://www.fashionunited.co.uk
Includes internships, international fashion jobs, forums etc.



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 http://jobs.designweek.co.uk/jobs/designer/ graphic and interior design related roles
within the fashion industry
http://www.fashionindustrynetwork.com/ A business network for the fashion industry.
Includes a list of events.
http://www.fashioncapital.co.uk Includes a jobs forum, a business directory,
competitions etc.
www.gorkanapr.com Useful for fashion journalism opportunities
www.natmags.co.uk National Magazine Company (luxury consumer magazine-useful for
those interested in fashion journalism) Publisher of magazines such as Cosmopolitan,
Best , Esquire, Good Housekeeping etc
Check fashion/beauty magazines and style and fashion sections of national press for
current fashion information i.e. The Metro (Thursdays), Guardian (Saturday magazine),
The Sunday Times and Evening Standard Style magazines etc

Recruitment agencies
http://www.24seveninc.com/
http://www.fashionpersonnel.co.uk Vacancies include design, buyer, merchandising,
marketing and PR
http://www.talismanretail.co.uk/contact.php Advertises fashion related roles in the UK
and internationally, vacancies include: design, merchandising, clothing and textiles.
http://www.fsrl.co.uk/ Four Seasons Recruitment. Vacancies include:
buying, design and retail management.
http://www.agencycentral.co.uk/agencysearch/fashion/skills/skillsearch.htm A
recruitment directory whereby you can search for agencies by specific skill, i.e. retail,
design, buying merchandise etc.

Careers information
http://www.uwl.ac.uk/ces/students/occupational/fashion.jsp
 University of West London’s fashion careers webpage.
http://www.creative-choices.co.uk/ Job profiles, includes a jobs and opportunity section
www.prospects.ac.uk Wealth of information regarding roles within the fashion and
textiles sector, job hunting resources etc.
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_fashion_your_skills.htm Career options with a
fashion degree

View the publications
Retail Sector, AGCAS Sector Briefing, Biennial and
Fashion and Textile Sector , AGCAS Sector Briefing, Biennial on the Prospects website.
http://www.yourcreativefuture.org/ Fashion websites, magazines, organizations and
interviews.
http://community.ucreative.ac.uk/article/11144/Fashion%2FTextiles-Recruitment the
University of the Creative Arts’ fashion recruitment links
http://www.arts.ac.uk/student/careers/students.htm University of the Arts careers
section. Includes careers information guides etc
http://www.careers-creative-living.co.uk/cv_gallery Sample CVs for the creative
industries.




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Publications/leaflets available in the Careers and Employment Service:

The Creative CV Guide (please ask a member of CES staff to view this publication).

Self employment leaflet

AGCAS Create your own career

AGCAS Arts Diary A diary of events in the creative sector
Self employment publications can be found in the self employment section of careers
library.

Fashion events/shows
http://www.uwl.ac.uk/art_design_media/showcase_fashion_show.jsp University of West
London’s fashion students’ summer showcase
http://www.gfw.org.uk/home.aspx Graduate Fashion Week
http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/
http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/AFW Alternative Fashion Week. A fashion show for new
designers based at Spitalfields, East London. Open and free to all.
The next fashion show will take place:16-20th April 2012. The deadline to apply to
participate is 30th November 2011.
www.africanfashioninternational.com
http://www.ethicalfashionshow.com/efs2/homepage.html
http://www.fashioneast.co.uk/ Based at The Old Truman Brewery, London Fashion East
support new and emerging designers at the early stages of their careers.
http://www.londonevents2011.com/fashion-events.html Fashion events in London
http://source.ethicalfashionforum.com/article/ethical-fashion-calendar-2011 Ethical
Fashion Calendar
http://www.newdesigners.com Design exhibition for new design graduates at The
Business Design Centre, London.
www.apparelsearch.com Search for trade events etc across the globe.
http://www.free-range.org.uk/ Art and design degree shows
http://www.edinburghcharityfashionshow.com/ Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show. A
student run fashion charity show.
http://www.pa-antiques.co.uk/londonvintagefashionfair.html
London Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories Fair and Vintage Bridal Fair,
Hammersmith Town Hall

New and emerging designers
http://www.harrods.com/harrodsstore/launches
Harrod Launches is Harrod’s website showcasing exceptional, up and coming designers.
Source: Metro newspaper Thursday 17th December 2009.
http://www.un-told.co.uk/ A collaboration of new designers and artists.




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Others
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=909217 Eco fashion and ethical fashion
networking group on LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Fashion-Design-Management-Networking-Group-
152957 Fashion design and management networking group on LinkedIn
www.artquest.org.uk An information and advice service for artists and craftspeople.
Includes a list of venues to showcase/sell work and deadlines for opportunities such as
bursary application deadlines, exhibitions etc
http://www.theseer.info/whatson/whatson.html An online directory for creative people.
Includes calls for work, events etc


Business directories
www.designdirectory.co.uk The Design Directory of Design Consultants
www.yell.com Yellow Pages
http://www.kellysearch.co.uk/
http://www.cida.co.uk Cultural Industries Development Agency (Includes fashion and
textiles contacts). CIDA also advertises networking events and courses for creative
people as well as tips on how to market yourself i.e. pitching your work, how to write a
business plan etc.


Possible job titles
Fashion designer, pattern cutter, garment technologist, sample machinists, fashion
journalist, design assistant, assistant designer, buyer/merchandiser, teaching/lecturing
……

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