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THE REGISTER - help for designers, design input for clients
The Register is part of UKFT. Established in 1985, it is a unique service with a commercial outlook, established and supported by the British clothing and textile industries. It is a one-stop information service, specifically tailored to meet the needs of designers in the UK.
For an annual membership fee, members of the Register can access commercial advice on establishing or developing a freelance business, or on setting up a label. We hold current information on subjects such as costing, presentation, marketing, copyright, licensing agreements, and ways of getting paid or getting finance. To make the most of your design skills, we can give you an objective assessment of your portfolio, and help you to improve it, as well as advising on current business practice.
Designers on the Register receive UKFT e-news shots, and we also arrange seminars on design-related subjects, enabling members to meet and exchange ideas. As a Member, you can attend at a substantial discount. The Register helps to generate business for its members by encouraging designers with different skills to network together to create larger and more profitable projects.
The Register is also a commercial design and marketing consultancy, matching the needs of UK and international clients with the handwriting, experience and technical abilities of designers on the Register - so you may also get work through us.
If you are interested in joining the Register, the procedure is simple - complete the relevant application form, and return it with your annual subscription, and then make an appointment to show a portfolio of current work.
Current annual subscription rates are:
£60.00 (including VAT) for designers who left college before June 2010, or who have been working in the industry for more than two years (Category D).
£24.00 (including VAT) for recently qualified designers (Category G).
N.B. The Register charges only an annual membership fee - we do not charge commission.