Textiles Skills Centre

The Textiles Skills Centre (formerly Textiles Skills Academy) brings together experienced education presenters and industry experts to deliver relevant seminars and practical workshops for Art and D&T textile teachers, to support their delivery of the curriculum.

The events are delivered by skilled teachers, trainers and industry practitioners to give an opportunity to develop classroom resources, learn new skills and network with fellow teachers.

Founded by Dawn Foxall in February 2015, the Textiles Skills Centre runs events, factory visits and practical workshops throughout the year.

Dawn Foxall has 35 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry as design consultant; as presenter and resources developer for Schools for EMTEX; has worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; course presenter for The Design and Technology Association, Key Stage Developments (KSD), SFE and other course providers.

Dawn is the founder of Foxology, a sustainable and ethical clothing brand, producing British made knitwear and continues to work as pattern developer and freelance designer and with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt, sourcing ethical and sustainably made products for international brands such as Lush soap. 

Education experts working with Textiles Skills Centre include:
Louise Davies, Nicky Simpson, Julia Burrows, Julie Boyd and Haidee Foye.

Textiles Skills Centre Founder Dawn Foxall

The Textiles Skills Centre (formerly Textiles Skills Academy) brings together experienced education presenters and industry experts to deliver relevant seminars and practical workshops for Art and D&T textile teachers, to support their delivery of the curriculum.

The events are delivered by skilled teachers, trainers and industry practitioners to give an opportunity to develop classroom resources, learn new skills and network with fellow teachers.

Founded by Dawn Foxall in February 2015, the Textiles Skills Centre runs events, factory visits and practical workshops throughout the year.

Dawn Foxall has 35 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry as design consultant; as presenter and resources developer for Schools for EMTEX; has worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; course presenter for The Design and Technology Association, Key Stage Developments (KSD), SFE and other course providers.

Dawn is the founder of Foxology, a sustainable and ethical clothing brand, producing British made knitwear and continues to work as pattern developer and freelance designer and with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt, sourcing ethical and sustainably made products for international brands such as Lush soap. 

Education experts working with Textiles Skills Centre include:
Louise Davies, Nicky Simpson, Julia Burrows, Julie Boyd and Haidee Foye.

Textiles Skills Centre Founder Dawn Foxall

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