Category Archive: Plustex Activities- Winchester School of Art

Jan 29

PLUSTEX Workshop at WSA- 28/11/2013

On Thursday 28th November 2013, the Plustex team at Winchester School of Art hosted a round table discussion  focused on the theme of fostering eco innovation and social responsibility in the sector. The cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to contribute to economic and social transformation …

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Jan 29

PLUSTEX at Making Futures Conference, Plymouth

The PLUSTEX project will be disseminated at Making Futures 3, at Plymouth College of Art, is a peer reviewed conference exploring the interfaces between craft knowledge and design with a focus on new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice. From their website:  The aims of Making Futures are to investigate contemporary craft as a ‘change agent’ within …

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Mar 31

Knitting 1914-2014: Making Connections

The Knitting Reference Library, which comprises the printed collections of Richard Rutt, Montse Stanley and Jane Waller, brings together books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns and booklets, journals and magazines. To celebrate the centenary of WW1, The School of Art, Knitting Refrence Library and the Special Collections have developed an exhibition to draw attention to the …

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Feb 28

Preparing a Good Practice example for the Kaunas policy exchange..

While working on researching the policy example for our partner’s meeting in Kaunas Lithuania, 26-27th March, I have navigated from the DISC [Designer- Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre]webpage… to the Trampery in London Fields and then to this interesting conference topic. The Norwegian Fashion Hub and Needlework and Technology 2014 Here to share.     This …

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Dec 18

Round table discussions at the Plustex project workshop, WSA

Below are the main discussion points for our round table, held at Winchester School of Art on the 28th November 2013. The workshop convened representatives from other University of Southampton subjects, including Politics and Geography, external policymakers, entrepreneurs and local authority champions for the Arts. The discussion brought about some unexpected and interesting directions on the direction …

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Nov 20

PLUSTEX round table discussion at Winchester School of Art

  On the 28th November, 2013, the PLUSTEX team, with Public Policy@Southampton, will host a round table discussion that will be focused on the theme of fostering eco innovation and social responsibility in the textile and clothing sector.  We know that cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and …

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Jun 21

Clustering and Internationalisation of SMEs

John Hopkins, Head of  Department, Fashion and Textiles, represented the WSA team at the Hungarian thematic exchange meeting ” Supporting clustering and internationalisation of SMEs”.   The visit included a study visit to the STYL Garment Factory in Szombathely, here are some images of their workshops and equipment.      

Jun 20

From knitting samples to public policy: a case study in interconnectivity.

Below you can sample some of of the Plustex themes that are going to be presented as part of the In the Loop 3.5 conference at Mareel, Shetland Islands, from 31st July to 3rd August 2013…. Abstract: In this contribution we address the interconnectivity of European textile culture, exemplified by references to high and low …

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May 16


  Welcome to the pages of the Plustex project at WSA. Our pages will disseminate information on the progress of the project, our dissemination activities, external interests and our partner regions and events. Plustex is anchored by a thematic framework, so we will share the themes and good practice policies as we explore them as part of the project …

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