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The fashion and textile industry is fascinating and is bursting with brilliant product and hugely creative people. However, it is also a sad fact that there is a very high failure rate for many start-up businesses in this industry.

While your design is obviously hugely important, having the correct legal framework in place when you start to sell is just as critical.

The following section will help companies understand the importance of design protection, of having relevant terms and conditions as well as providing advice on selling through an agent. The UKFT team can help companies to get their story right for buyers, including preparing line sheets, designer profiles, price lists and images. We can also help by providing an objective eye on your collections and material before you approach buyers.

There is also a wealth of information on how to start selling overseas in our Export section.