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The Fashion and Textile Design Centre is a ‘not for profit’ social initiative, set up to support newly graduated designers, established designers and SME’s in the Fashion and Textile industry of Derry ~ Londonderry and the North West of Ireland. Based in a stunning Georgian building within the historical 17th Century walls of the City, the FTDC opened its doors in 2014, is guided by the Inner-City Trust with the help of fashion and textile industry professionals and is supported by the Derry and Strabane District Council.

  • Designer Business Start Up Programme

    Derry City and Strabane District Council and the FTDC have teamed up with Fashion Enter London, to kick start the Designer Business Start Up Programme. This programme has been designed to support ‘up and coming’ designers, taking them commercially to market through a series of workshops led by industry experts.
  • 'Derry Design Collective' Heading to London

    10 up and coming designers, including 7 from the FTDC, have won the opportunity to showcase their work during London Fashion week
  • Introducing: The 'Derry Design Collective'

    Meet the 10 finalists of the Fashion Enter Designer Business Start-Up Programme

Latest News

  • 'Derry Design Collective' Heading to London

    10 up and coming designers, including 7 from the FTDC, have won the opportunity to showcase their work during London Fashion week
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  • Introducing: The 'Derry Design Collective'

    Meet the 10 finalists of the Fashion Enter Designer Business Start-Up Programme
    Read More

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