Textiles in all sectors of activity

ENSAIT sets itself apart by training versatile textile engineers, ready to excel in a variety of application fields. By equipping its students with the skills needed to innovate in fashion, sports, technology and even the maritime sector, the school offers a comprehensive training program that transcends the traditional boundaries of the textile industry. ENSAIT graduates are thus equipped to meet the varied challenges of our modern world, thanks to an expertise that extends beyond textile design and manufacture to include research, sustainable development and technological innovation.

Fashion & Luxury

Textiles for dressing

Fashion and luxury occupy an emblematic place in the world of textiles. Often associated with the renown of haute couture and ready-to-wear, French industries also distinguish themselves in the manufacture of lingerie. However, their influence goes beyond aesthetics, extending to professional clothing, fabric and lace manufacturing. In a modern, responsible approach, sustainable fashion is also emerging as an essential pillar, testifying to these industries’ commitment to sustainability and ethics. These sectors thus converge to create a unique balance between artistic elegance, functionality and environmental responsibility, contributing to France’s outstanding reputation in the global textile industry.

Sport and leisure

Textiles for self-improvement

The link between textiles and sport is inseparable, creating a symbiosis of comfort, performance and aesthetics. Technological advances in textile materials have revolutionized the sports industry, offering lightweight, breathable and ergonomic garments. Innovations such as synthetic fibers, technical fabrics and specific designs help optimize athletes’ performance, guaranteeing efficient moisture management and optimum freedom of movement. Textiles thus become an essential partner in the achievement of sporting feats, combining technology, comfort and aesthetics.


Textiles that care

Medical textiles play a crucial role in a variety of applications, from the design of sterile medical garments to innovative surgical implants. Advanced materials enable the creation of antibacterial textiles, promoting a hygienic environment for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Medical textiles are also used in the manufacture of compression devices, special dressings and prostheses, helping to improve the quality of patient care and recovery.

Aeronautics and aerospace

Textile for flying

Advanced textile materials, such as lightweight, high-strength composites, have become essential in the manufacture of aeronautical structures. Specific textiles are used to reinforce aircraft wings, fuselages and even spacesuits, offering the perfect combination of durability, lightness and resistance to extreme conditions. These textile innovations not only meet safety and performance imperatives, but also contribute to the quest for greater energy efficiency, propelling aeronautics and aerospace to new technological heights.


Textile protection

Textiles play a crucial role in protection, ensuring safety in a variety of contexts. Innovative ballistic textiles are used to manufacture bulletproof vests, offering effective protection against potential threats. Similarly, flame-retardant fabrics are essential in industries exposed to the risk of fire, offering a protective barrier against heat and flames. These technological advances in textiles help to create lightweight, flexible, high-performance protective equipment, ensuring the safety of professionals and individuals in potentially dangerous environments.


Textiles for mobility

Fabrics specially designed for vehicle interiors play a crucial role, offering not only elegant design, but also enhanced durability and comfort. Advances in technical textiles enable the manufacture of resistant, breathable and ergonomic seats, enhancing the driving experience. What’s more, textiles are also finding their way into technical vehicle components, contributing to applications such as airbags, seat belts and special upholstery.

Civil engineering

Textiles for the future

Textiles play a crucial role in civil engineering, offering innovative and sustainable solutions. High-performance textile materials, such as geotextiles and composites, are used to reinforce soils, stabilize structures and prevent erosion. Technical textiles are also used in the construction of lightweight structures, such as architectural membranes and stretched fabrics, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.


Textile that stylizes space

From soft, light-filtering curtains to plush carpets beneath our feet, textiles transcend mere functionality to become an essential element of interior design. Choices of fabric, color and pattern influence the overall ambience of a space, creating a warm, personalized atmosphere. Textiles are also used to design functional elements such as linens, sofa covers and cushions, adding a practical dimension to their decorative role.


Textiles for travel

Technical textiles are widely used in the manufacture of interior linings for trains, offering flame-retardant, wear-resistant and easy-to-maintain properties. Seats, curtains and thermal insulation elements are all applications where textiles play an essential role in guaranteeing the well-being of passengers and the longevity of equipment. What’s more, intelligent textiles and innovative materials are deployed to meet the specific requirements of the rail sector, helping to create safe, comfortable and sustainable journeys.


Textile for sailing

Textiles play an essential role in the maritime sector, where resistance to the elements is crucial. Marine equipment such as sails, ropes and waterproof clothing rely heavily on the specific properties of textiles. Technological advances in the design of water-, UV- and abrasion-resistant fabrics have improved the durability of marine equipment, ensuring reliable performance even in extreme conditions at sea.

ensait engineering professions

Product Manager

Description and missions

The Product Manager’s role is to coordinate all stages of a product’s life cycle, from conception to marketing. This involves researching market trends, designing new products in collaboration with design and development teams, managing technical and budgetary aspects, and coordinating with suppliers and production teams. Textile Product Managers must have a solid understanding of the textile industry and project management skills to successfully carry out their missions.

Production engineer

Description and missions

Textile production managers supervise and coordinate all stages in the manufacture of textile products, from design to delivery. Their role includes planning and organizing production processes, managing work teams, controlling quality, monitoring deadlines and costs, and resolving any problems that may arise during production. They ensure that safety and quality standards are met throughout the manufacturing process, while continually seeking ways to optimize the efficiency and profitability of textile production.

Corporate Social Responsibility Engineer

Description and missions

The job of a CSR engineer involves developing, implementing and evaluating strategies to promote sustainability throughout the textile supply chain. This can include managing the environmental impacts of textile production, improving working conditions in manufacturing plants, promoting ethics and transparency in business practices, and complying with international CSR standards and regulations. In short, the CSR textile engineer contributes to creating a more responsible textile sector that respects the environment and human rights.

Methods engineer

Description and missions

The job of a methods/processes engineer involves developing efficient and innovative production methods, supervising the installation and commissioning of new machinery and equipment, and resolving technical problems encountered throughout the manufacturing process. They are also responsible for the continuous improvement of existing processes, constantly striving to increase product quality while reducing production costs. In short, Textile Process Engineers help make textile production more efficient, sustainable and competitive in the marketplace.

Research and Development Engineer

Description and missions

Textile R&D engineers are professionals specializing in the design, development and improvement of textile products. Their work involves studying materials, manufacturing processes and innovative technologies to create textiles that meet specific industry needs, whether in terms of performance, durability, aesthetics or functionality. They conduct research to develop new fibers, fabrics and finishes, while taking into account environmental and regulatory constraints.


Description and missions

Textile buyers are professionals responsible for selecting and purchasing the textile materials and products required for manufacturing or sale. Their job is to find the best suppliers, negotiate prices and purchasing conditions, monitor market trends and ensure the quality of purchased products. They must also be attentive to budgetary constraints and delivery times. The textile buyer plays a crucial role in supply management and contributes directly to the company’s commercial success in the textile sector.

Quality Manager

Description and missions

Textile quality engineers ensure that textile products comply with the quality standards defined by the company and current regulations. Their mission involves setting up quality control systems, monitoring production processes, identifying and resolving quality problems, and ensuring continuous product improvement. They work closely with production, design and development teams to guarantee high-quality textile products that meet customer expectations.

Logistics Manager

Description and missions

Textile logistics managers are responsible for the smooth and efficient management of the supply chain in the textile industry. Their role includes planning, coordinating and supervising logistics activities such as storage, transportation, distribution and inventory management of textile products. They work closely with suppliers, carriers and internal teams to ensure that products arrive on time and in good condition.

Technical sales engineer

Description and missions

Their main role is to understand customers’ specific needs in terms of products or technical solutions, then to propose appropriate solutions while taking into account technical, economic and commercial constraints. They are often responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with customers, managing offers and quotations, and negotiating contracts. Thanks to their dual expertise, technical sales engineers play an essential role in the sale of technical products or services, ensuring customer satisfaction while meeting their company’s commercial objectives.