Thread Design and Development is a Product Design Consultancy specialising in the development of products incorporating textiles and other soft materials.
We design products from concept to manufacture, for Manufacturers and Start-ups, and we create prototypes and provide textile design support to other design and engineering consultancies.
We create samples for uses such as manufacture, testing, market research and proof of principle.
We can source materials of all kinds from technical textiles to leather.
Consultancies find in us a "plug in" textile product development and mechanical design service that enables them to extend their capabilities without the need to invest in equipment and employees.
Manufacturers consult us on the development of new products and the improvement of existing ones. Our manufacturing engineering background means we understand manufacturing processes and make recommendations that take into account the capabilities and limits of a process.
Start-ups and Individuals come to us as we can guide them through the design process, helping them turn their ideas into manufacturable products.