The UK fashion and textile industry
The UK fashion and textile industry has a worldwide reputation for originality, quality, and innovation. Our iconic UK brands and manufacturers are coveted around the world, while a dynamic group of creatives are pioneering new ways to challenge established norms in the global fashion market.
Our textile mills supply some of the finest fabrics to the most prestigious brands, designers and tailors, and a growing number of creative design studios are gaining momentum thanks to their directional, contemporary approach to prints and weave.
Today’s UK manufacturing industry combines skilled craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. Established businesses are expanding their services to meet the exacting needs of industry, joined by a new wave of entrepreneurs responding to growing demand for fashion and textile products made here.
UKFT is delighted to champion the unique strengths of our sector and the dynamic businesses that operate within it.
The latest UKFT campaigns and projects
About our industry
Fashion and textiles contributes almost £20bn to the UK economy, encompassing designer fashion through to workwear and childrenswear, luxury fabrics through to protective and industrial fabricsFind out more
British Textile Week 21
For 2021, UKFT has captured some of the most interesting and dynamic manufacturers, brands and designers throughout the UK textile industryFind out more
UKFT’s British Brands campaign showcases the emerging designers, cult labels, heritage producers and creative artisans changing the face of UK fashionFind out more
Manufacturing Heroes celebrates talented individuals within the UK textile industry, promoting the skills, expertise and passion of people working within our sector todayFind out more
Let's Make It Here
UKFT's free directory of UK fashion and textile manufacturers covers all stages of the supply chain, from yarns, fabrics and trimmings through to garment manufacturing, finishing and processingFind out more
The Scottish showcase at Project Tokyo
UKFT and Scottish Development International introduced contemporary Scottish lifestyle brands to the Japanese market at Project Tokyo in March 2021Find out more
Celebrating British textile creativity in Paris
UKFT held a reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris to celebrate the rich heritage and innovative future of the UK textile industryFind out more
UK Fashion & Textile Mission to Prague
UKFT partnered with the Department for International Trade on a trade mission to Prague to explore the potential for UK brands in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)Find out more