Fashion & Textiles Facilities

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Centred around studio spaces on the Penryn Campus that cater for solo and group working, our Fashion & Textiles Institute includes a printmaking studio, digital fabric printers, professional clothes fitting stands, ultrasonic welders, sampling facilities, hand looms, a digital controlled Jacquard loom, embroidery machines and industrial overlockers.

Our facilities

All courses are served by professional equipment and facilities, enabling you to transform concepts into commercial realities. 

Facilities include: 

  • Professional pattern cutting tables
  • Professional clothes fitting stands
  • Laser cutting equipment 
  • Industrial taping and bonding machine
  • Ultrasonic welder
  • Industrial overlockers
  • Industrial blind stitching machines
  • Industrial and domestic Knitting machines
  • A computer controlled Jacquard loom and hybrid TC2 Jacquard loom
  • Industrial dye lab and screen printing facilities
  • Industrial analogue and digital embroidery machinery
  • Access to multiple large professional studios with the latest photographic equipment - frequently used by external professionals
  • Two digital Mac IT suites and access to specialist software
  • Software training facilities with Adobe Creative Suite, CLO3D, Wilcom and ScotWeave
  • Professional digital textile printing using Mimaki TX3000 printers
  • Natural dye garden
  • Large costume and fashion styling wardrobes
  • Dedicated fashion and textiles shop
Our Natural Dye Garden

Alice Selwood, senior teaching technician in the Fashion & Textiles Institute, tells us about Falmouth's natural dye garden and how the students incorporate it into their work. 


Photography facilities

If you're a Fashion Photography student you'll also have access to our unmatchable photography facilities. From a store stocked with all the latest equipment to professional studios, processing labs and post-production suites, you'll be working within industry-standard surroundings from the very beginning of your studies. 

Explore our photography facilities
Fashion Photography Student on set

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