Fashion and Textiles centre

Our Chandos Pole Street building contains new specialist facilities for Fashion and Textiles. These include light and airy studio spaces as well as industry-standard equipment and design facilities.

At Chandos Pole Street, you can use our purpose-built centre for 3D fashion product development. This houses an extensive range of specialist equipment including:

  • cutting tables
  • a variety of industrial sewing machines
  • binding, buttonhole and press-stud/eyelet machines
  • industrial steaming tables/irons
  • a heat transfer press
  • hat-making equipment

You can also use our industry-standard computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programs for our specialist machinery including:

  • two Jaquard looms
  • two Shima Seiki knitting machines
  • hand looms
  • domestic knitting machines
  • Dubeid knitting machines

At Markeaton Street you can aslo use our Digital Design Hub which has many specialist digital Textile Print equipment including

  • Mimaki TX3
  • 110cm-wide sublimation printer
  • Roland decal printer and cutter
  • 110cm-wide calender press
  • Mimaki UV Printer
  • Taijima 12 colour embroidery machine with laser cutter

At Britannia Mill Studios, you will find our Printmaking Hub, where you can screen print onto paper and fabric as use our dye facility.

Our Chandos Pole Street building opened in September 2016 and covers 1,100 square metres of space. As well as open-plan studios and industrial textiles (weave and knit) spaces, Chandos Pole Street also has tutorial and breakout areas and technical and academic staff offices.

View Chandos Pole Street access guide

Take a look at our Fashion and Textiles centre

a student using a hand loom in the Weave Studio

View Fashion and Textiles at the University of Derby video transcript and audio description