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Textile Design & Textile Practice: Home

A subject guide to give students of textiles' surface, design and crafts an overview of the wide ranging resources at your fingertips

Support for studying at home [COVID-19]


In addition to this library guide for your subject, please see our Library Guide to Services for Studying at Home. These pages have been created to help you to use library services online whilst the physical University Library is closed as part of the national emergency response to COVID-19.

You may also find our COVID-19 FAQs helpful.

Useful class numbers for Textiles and Surface Design

Textile design 746 onwards 

Textile manufacturing design 677 

Textile industry  338.47677 

Dyeing and printing  667.3 

Surface design 745.4

Specialist Databases

Market Research

These resources provide market research information covering a wide range of sectors and industries, including fashion and textiles related information.

Company Information

Company information includes newscompany profiles, and annual reports and accounts. All UK Public Limited Companies are required to publish their annual reports and accounts online, so these can be found by visiting the company website. Other types of company such as Private Limited companies are not require to publish their accounts this way, so the information may not be freely available. The following resources may help you locate such information:


Find up to date information about companies, markets and the textile industry using newspapers and online news sources.

We have a variety of resources for finding images. These are some of the key ones available from the library.

A full list of image resources can be found on the Image Resources section in this subject guide, including information about creative commons and other freely accessible image collections.

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