China is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most important retail markets, offering a wealth of opportunities for UK fashion and textile companies to take advantage of as the buying power of China’s middle class continues to increase. There is currently high demand for premium quality products, spanning high street brands to heritage goods, with a healthy appetite for made in Britain craftsmanship. Of particular interest at the moment are high street brands, Royal Warrant holders and contemporary luxury products, and premium fashion, especially menswear. However, the market is unlike any other market and there are hidden challenges along the way.
Jack Porteous, retail and ecommerce sector lead at the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) will join UKFT’s director of international business Paul Alger MBE for this Selling to China roundtable, which will provide insights on the current market for UK fashion and textile products in China.
Topics to be discussed include wholesale routes into China, online opportunities (both cross-border and in China) and tradeshows.
The event will also cover the political landscape and its implications for exports, as well as trademarks and intellectual property (IP) protection.
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