The Textile Institute

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  • 1st Floor, St James Buildings, 79 Oxford Street
  • M1 6FQ Manchester
  • United Kingdom

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About Us

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The mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide.  

The Textile Institute has Individual and Corporate Members in up to 80 countries, the membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear.  

Within these global industries the aim of the Institute is to facilitate learning, to recognise achievement, to reward excellence and to disseminate information.  

It is run democratically by and for its members all over the world by its Council and representatives from Sections and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  

The Textile Institute is a unique organisation in textiles, clothing and footwear. It was incorporated in England by a Royal Charter granted in 1925, was inaugurated in 1910 and is a registered charity.  

The Textile Institute is a fully international organisation represented by local and national offices around the world with its International Headquarters based in Manchester, UK.

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Individual Membership of the TI

Membership is open to individuals, irrespective of their educational background or aspirations who contribute in any way to the textile, clothing and footwear industries.

textiles – keep up to date with the industry through this magazine

Network - both locally and globally through the TI website

Social Network - communicate via the TI facebook and twitter pages

Events - network at TI conferences and seminars held worldwide

Training – take part in a TI training programme

Sections – regular activities on a local basis

Special Interest Groups (SIG) – sign up to three SIGs and register your opinion

Textile Terms & Definitions (TT&D) – available to members in digitised format with a substantial discount


Qualifications – professional qualifications for specialists in textiles

Business Information Service enquiries

Bookstore – 20% discount off books

Medals & Awards 

Student Membership

The TI offers significantly reduced membership fees for students worldwide. If your University or College is a Corporate Member of The Textile Institute you are eligible for a year’s membership completely free!

Corporate Membership of the TI

Corporate Membership is open to any organisation worldwide. Corporate Membership allows organisations to keep up-to-date with what is happening in the textile industry locally nationally and globally. This includes opportunities for potential partners for strategic alliances.

Corporate Members Receive:

The Journal of The Textile Institute: In digital and hard copy format.

Textile Progress: In digital and hard copy format.

textiles (magazine): In digital and hard copy format

Textile Terms & Definitions (TT&D) – available to all Corporate Members in digitised format

Benefits of a Worldwide Corporate Membership

TI Corporate Logo – exclusive rights to use the logo

Network – Corporate Member logo and contact details listed on the TI website

Events – promotion of Corporate events to target textile related audiences

Training – take part in a TI training programme

Sections – keep the textile industry updated locally about your organisation

Special Interest Groups (SIG) – take the platform and raise issues relating to industry worldwide

Social Network – use TI facebook and twitter pages to share news

textiles – profile of Corporate Members in magazine

Enquiries – through the Business Information Services to save you time

Employment – advertise positions on the TI website

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.0 Stand: H 43