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Textile Centre of Excellence, Huddersfield

The Textile Centre of Excellence is a £2 million development located in Leeds Road, Huddersfield, providing a wide range of ‘state of the art’ textile and clothing training, research and development and production facilities including:

  • a technical workshop for warping and weaving operations
  • a research and product-testing laboratory
  • a fully equipped clothing studio
  • information technology training suites
  • award winning multi-media meeting and conferencing facilities

The 20,000 sq ft TCoE offers quality assured, flexible training at all levels from introductory courses and Apprenticeships to training for technicians, supervisors and company managers. A range of professional services is also offered including Occupational Health, Environmental and Health and Safety services provided by the TCoE’s in-house expert team.

W.T Johnson & Sons

WT-JohnsonWT Johnson & Sons is one of the world’s leading textile dyeing and finishing companies and has been an important and integral element of the Huddersfield fine worsted industry since 1910. The specialist skills and experience of the master textile finishers has been passed down through four generations of the family from Walter T Johnson to Paul and Dan today. Through a combination of craftsmanship and innovative technology, some of which is unique to the company, W T Johnsons & Sons is able to create bespoke, high quality finishes on an ever increasing range of fabrics.

The company’s talented Research and Development people are continually working to create new fabric finishes that accentuate functionality while maintaining the all important aesthetics of look, feel and drape. The company has forged close links with universities, chemical companies and textile industry research organizations, pushing the frontiers to investigate new technologies and processes that add value to cloth they finish.

Further information can be found at:

01484 346500