Membership of the Dress and Textile Specialists will provide you with:

  • A DATS JISCMail account which will allow you to communicate easily with other members, share information and ask for advice.
  • A discounted rate for our annual two-day conference. The conference themes are of direct relevance to our members, with an emphasis on training and raising professional standards.
  • A bi-annual newsletter with includes synopses of the conference papers and provides information about dress and textile related events and exhibitions.

Individual membership is £18 per annum, institutional membership £35 (under 10 members) or £50 per year.

Please contact the membership secretary directly with any questions or download the DATS Subscription form 2020-21

If you choose to pay for your membership via Paypal, please ensure that you also email a completed subscription form to the membership secretary.





DATS process personal data so that we can keep members up to date with the services we offer and allow members to make us of the JISCmail group webmail account. We keep your name, postal address, email address and information on your subject specialisms. We will never disclose this information to third parties without your permission. We keep this data while our membership is active and delete it if you do not renew. Contact the Membership Secretary at to see a copy of the data we hold about you. The lawful basis on which we keep this information is your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the Membership Secretary. If you believe we have mishandled your personal data you can complain to the Information Commissioner (