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Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

Australia's Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors are exciting areas for innovative, creative people who are interested in fashion, fabrics and textiles.

Our reputation in local and international markets is built on the quality of our processed wool, cotton and synthetic fabrics, bed and bath products, carpets and, of course, our designer clothing, adventure wear and shoes. There is also a growing market for technical and non-woven industrial textiles.

There are opportunities in all areas of manufacturing from raw materials processing, synthetic fibre production and textile making through to concept design, pattern-making, manufacturing and promotion. You can learn about millinery, textile testing, or CAD/CAM (computer aided design/ computer aided manufacturing), including the latest in design, patternmaking, grading and cutting technology.

The supply chain in textiles and clothing is truly international, so your skills in this area could see you working for global companies or even overseas.

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