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Derby fashion students produce visions of the workwear future


econd year students from the University of Derbyʼs Fashion BA (Hons) course have presented their uniforms of the future, following a collaboration with the countryʼs largest uniform solutions provider, Dimensions.

The partnership sees students take on the challenge of providing uniforms to be used in years ahead, with Dimensionsʼ award-winning design department setting the brief. The project culminated in a presentation display, following students presenting to their lecturers earlier in the day. The evening event saw each created uniform on display, with students, lecturers and family and friends able to observe. Dimensionsʼ design director, Clare du Mughn, said of the partnership: “It has been great to work with the University of Derby, who have a brilliant team that we work alongside. “The students have been creating some fantastic work this

year, it has been a pleasure to monitor their progress throughout the year. “We took a student on last year for a work experience placement and their contributions were fantastic, as they got heavily involved in customer projects and attended external meetings.”

DuPont appoints QPS as distributor of Artistri inks


uality Print Services (QPS) has added the full range of DuPont Artistri digital inks for textiles to its product portfolio. These textile inks are available in both pigment and dye-based formulations and deliver brilliant colours, excellent fastness properties, and robust print reliability. Compatible with a wide variety of textile printing platforms including MS and Reggiani, DuPont Artistri inks have been developed for printing applications including apparel, accessories, indoor and outdoor soft signage, home décor, activewear, T shirts and much more. They are available in a variety of viscosity bands and have been approved and certified for a wide range of print heads typically used for digital textile printing, including Kyocera, Ricoh Gen4 and 5, Seiko and Epson to name but a few. Chris Bailey, managing director of QPS, said: "We were approached directly by DuPont and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to expand our product offerings. We always respond to market demand and, as we are increasingly receiving requests for textile inks other than dye sublimation for more specific applications, we know these

| 14 | May 2019

The University of Derby's Fashion BA (Hons) second year cohort

Snickers adds new shorts to range ready for summer


DuPont Artistri inks can be used for printing T shirts and activewear

additions will really benefit our customers. "The DuPont Artistri inks are backed by a comprehensive print head warranty when used with the verified range of print heads and DuPont have made provision to provide technical and colour support for clients making the move across to the Artistri range. On top of this, QPS also brings a great deal of ink and digital experience to the end user. "The Artistri inks sit nicely alongside our traditional graphics and signage business products and solutions. Our solid foundation in the digital printing market will enable us to expand into the growing printed textiles market."

radesmen can stay cool this summer with Snickersʼ new

FlexiWork Stretch Shorts which have been designed to deliver comfort and freedom of movement. While fabric,

functionality and fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear, itʼs the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new FlexiWork Stretch Shorts for men and women that really set these new garments apart.

Snickers’ new FlexiWork Stretch Shorts

These shorts are great for working in the warmer months. Delivering superior flexibility and comfort, these lightweight work shorts come in a hi-tech body-mapping design and are made from a self- ventilating stretch fabric with Cordura reinforcements for all-round mobility and durability when you need it most.

As well as being street-smart with menʼs and womenʼs designs, theyʼre packed with comfort and functionality and specially designed for the fast- paced professional whoʼs always on the go and always delivering top class work on site. For professionals who rely on their gear in demanding environments, theyʼre a must for everyone who wants the ultimate in cool comfort this summer.

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