The Fashion & Textile Design Centre (FTDC) is a not for profit, social enterprise that helps establish new design businesses and support existing SMEs. It is supported by the Inner City Trust, with the purpose of creating employment within the fashion and retail sector of Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK. Established in 2014 as a legacy to the once great shirt making industry in Derry /Londonderry, we offer designers the opportunity to work in a creative environment with other like-minded individuals, industry professionals and experienced technicians, to help concepts and collections become commercial and sustainable businesses.
The FTDC also offers a sample unit and short run production facility for start up designers and established SME's with the facilities to make up to 100 units per order. Sampling can consist of pattern grading and a sealing process, or simply sampling to a pre provided pattern - every client's need is unique.
Area's that we specialise in include: bespoke ladies and menswear, wedding dresses, sportswear, casualwear, costume and accessories.
Sampling is charged at either a fixed garment rate, or at a price per hour - subject to consultation.
Our current clients range from established Irish retail companies to smaller start up brands. We deliver garments of high standards at very competitive costs and are proud to offer a 100% made in Northern Ireland / Britain service.
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