If you want to find a textile designer, either for professional networking, or because you have a job you’d like to outsource, there are bunches of different ways you could approach it.
One of the smartest ways: attend a trade show such as Surtex, Premiere Vision, or Heimtextil. If possible, schedule appointments ahead of time so that you’re sure you get to meet all the designers you’re interested in talking with.
Unfortunately, this method is expensive. You’ll likely incur some travel costs as well as all the other costs associated with attending.
If your needs are more immediate, or if attending a trade show is not a priority in your budget, there’s another great way to “meet” and network with textile designers: visit their blogs.
We’ve compiled a list of textile design blogs that we hope will be a fantastic resource for assisting you with your networking. The list is subdivided, with the largest portion being devoted to blogs maintained by textile designers. There are also sections for textile manufacturers and textile design schools.