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The principal aim of the Weavers’ Company is to uphold and enhance its traditions, its fellowship and its assets, to benefit the weaving and textile industry, meet the objectives of the Company’s chosen charities, and recruit its future generations.
In 2007 it was agreed that a small number of colleges offering woven textile-related degree courses should be identified to receive ongoing funding support from the Company for a period of up to five years. Membership of this Core Group is regularly reviewed and currently comprises Falmouth University, Heriot-Watt University, Huddersfield University, Glasgow School of Art, Nottingham Trent University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Company provides support to this Core Group through the Award of Scholarships to Students nominated by their Tutors. We also help weaving departments to upgrade or renew existing equipment, purchase additional equipment, and enable their students to gain hands-on experience of modern technology, for example by visiting mills and factories.
The Company is proud to be working with the following institutions during the 2020/21 Academic Year:
Celebrating Excellence in WeavingAwards Ceremony
Entry to Work Scheme
Every year we provide funding to support up to twelve graduates in industry placements to get them on the first step of the ladder in their careers and to help the industry recruit the next generation of talented individuals.Read more
The Weavers Company supports the weaving industry and the wider textile trade with grants to support the recruitment of recent graduates and financial help to develop the skills of young textile technicians.Read more
Information concerning the textile industry and weaving in general.Read more