Textiles Hub London is the UK’s premier textiles collective.
Residents at Textiles Hub London enjoy many industry accolades and prizes from the Queen Elizabeth Trust, Queen Elizabeth Engineering Awards, British Council, Loewe Foundation, Timberland Earthkeeper’s Prize, Hand & Lock Embroidery, Textiles Institute, TechTextil, Lexus, Max Mara, NESTA, Arts Council England and many more.
Freedom of voice, vision, uniqueness, informed material decisions and a rich mix of cultural experiences makes the collective strong, pioneering, resilient and inspiring. In-house cultural influences are international with a particular recent focus on India, Ghana, Japan, Italy, Sudan, Sweden, France, England, Scotland, Thailand, Mexico and North America. With each resident, these pathways and dialogues are in constant flux and have a compelling influence on the work produced in the studio promoting culture change and evolution.
Textiles Hub London operates as an unique art and design incubator in the heart of London located in a large Victorian warehouse. The studio has been occupied by leading textile designers, makers and entrepreneurs since 1978. The studio looks out over a large, leafy park and benefits from nearby cafes and the convenient West Hampstead Overground, Underground and Thameslink stations.
The collective is designed to give textile practitioners a space in which to work in order to experiment and develop their unique hand-writing. Established by British-French artist, Dr Emma Neuberg, who trained at the Royal College of Art (School of Material, class of 2000), the hub is a satellite of the Slow Textiles Group, a social enterprise that she founded in 2007 to enable international artist-entrepreneurs to scale-up sustainable textiles practices and related enterprises. The project was set up following a Creative Pioneer Award from NESTA.
Hub residents work with international brands including Chanel, Burberry, Liberty’s, Loewe, Mulberry, Phoebe English, Saatchi Gallery, Royal Thai Embassy, Victoria & Albert Museum and Alexander McQueen.
Textiles Hub London is located in one of the few artist warehouses in London and is run by the Camden charity, Kingsgate Workshops Trust. The charity’s remit is to support traditional arts and crafts businesses that focus on innovation and experimentation. This provenance and collective ethos makes Textiles Hub London a culturally and historically important, rich and conducive centre for textile designers and artists to explore, experiment, share and develop their practices.
- Textiles Hub London gives access to textiles-making, expertise and professional development.
- Textiles Hub London residents work with brands, companies and institutions lending luxury, cultural value and style to their campaigns, heritage, projects and meaning.
- Textiles Hub London residents are trained by the best teachers in the world and are qualified in flair, verve and originality.
- Textiles Hub London offers the best in British textiles, production, design thinking, making, creativity and design.
- Textiles Hub London residents are available to design and deliver textiles workshops at all events, from museums to festivals, trade fairs to international exhibitions.
- Textiles Hub London residents are available to deliver designs, fabrics, artworks and commissions catering to every desire and scale.