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The Designer Forum has been set up within EMTEX to provide a variety of business & design support.

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The Designer Forum is a membership based support organisation for fashion & textiles that works UK-wide across all spectrums of the industry including high street retailers, designer & brand labels, manufacturers, individual designers & freelancers and academia. It also provides trend & design information to many related creative, marketing and R&D companies.


The Designer Forum provides a comprehensive range of support services all at discounted rates for its members. Support is focussed in the following key areas

TRENDS:Offering the UK’s most comprehensive Trend Library with access to leading trend prediction publications from Carlin International, Future Laboratory, Mudpie, Nelly Rodi, Peclers Paris, Stylesight, Trendstop, as well as, an equally impressive seasonal Trend Presentation programme. The Designer Forum also offers, in conjunction with mode… information, a trends bookstore & mail order service further enhancing the Designer Forum as an essential destination for designers.

ADVICE & SUPPORT Delivering a wide range of advice & support within the areas of careers, recruitment, business start-up plus company growth & development. Designer Forum's team of specialists can assist on an individual, consultancy or project management basis.

TRAINING & COURSES:Providing a variety of specialist training & courses from one-day seminars to bespoke training programmes, all courses are industry-specific and are delivered by a team of specialists. Courses range from our popular 6-day industry course aimed at graduates & new employees to customised staff development & training schemes.

EDUCATION:Assisting academia by providing an advisory & industry liaison point, the Designer Forum runs a comprehensive programme of support from bespoke projects, industry competitions, guest lecturing & specialist modules through to educational resources & materials.

The Designer Forum is particularly proud of its amazing Student Graduate Events programme that has attracted over 4,000 attendees and has been supported by some of the key names in the industry.

How to Join
To take advantage of any of the projects or services currently on offer through the Designer Forum - annual membership to the Designer Forum is:

Individul Student/Graduate Membership
(within 1 year of course completion)
(with 1 Designer Forum card)
£25.00 + VAT (£28.75)

Individual Freelance Designer Membership
(with 1 Designer Forum card)
£50.00 + VAT (£57.50)

Companies with only 1 person
(with 1 Designer Forum card)
£100 + VAT = ( £115)

Small Companies (2 - 50 employees)
(with up to 5 Designer Forum cards)
£150 + VAT = ( £172.50)

Medium Companies (51-200 employees)
(with up to 10 Designer Forum cards)
£175 + VAT = (£201.25)

Large Companies (201+ employees)
(with up to 20 Designer Forum cards)
£250 + VAT = (£287.50)

Membership to the Designer Forum is free to EMTEX members, including individual designers whilst employed by an EMTEX company.

For further information on becoming a Designer Forum member and general enquiries, our contact details are:

EMTEX Ltd (Designer Forum), Designer Forum Studio, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB, T: 0115 9115339, F: 0115 9115345, E :info@design-online.net

For directions to the Designer Forum click here.




How to Contact Us
Tel 01623 440612
Email enquiries@emtex.org.uk
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