Depending on their area of interest each first year student had the opportunity to choose one of three different industry based visits:

Cockpit Arts

Cockpit Arts houses 165 designer-makers at their two London based studios, AUB textile students were given a tour of the Cockpit Holborn studios and an opportunity to see designer/makers at work.

Hand and Lock

Hand & Lock are one of the World’s oldest hand embroiderers, AUB textile students were able to visit the Hand & Lock atelier, where they were shown hand embroidery samples that ranged from fashion pieces to military court dress.  In addition to seeing their in-house embroiderers at work.

Surface Design Show

Surface Design show is an annual event with a focus on cutting edge and innovative materials for interiors and exteriors. AUB textiles students were able to visit the show at the Business design centre taking in the vast array of stands and different materials.