Making it in Textiles is a free conference for final-year textile students that has been hosted annually by the Weavers' Company, the Clothworkers’ Company, the Drapers’ Company and the Campaign for Wool, since 2014. The aim is to forge stronger links between educational institutions and the UK textile manufacturing industry and in particular to give practical guidance about how the industry works. Experts provide insight into different roles within the industry, and set out the requirements for employment after graduation. Students also gain practical knowledge of a working mill through local mill trips.
Regrettably, the conference planned for 2020 has been cancelled, but will be run again in 2021.