Discover UK garment and accessory manufacturers that work with fashion start-ups
Are you looking for UK production for your brand? UKFT’s members include a wide range of garment manufacturers, accessory specialists and sampling studios that work with small brands and start-ups.
UKFT’s Let’s Make It Here website allows designers and brands to search by product type, support services or location, making it easier to source in the UK. There are also a series of free to access resources from UKFT and our members to help you get the most from working with a UK manufacturer, including a production process flowchart, support for creating tech packs, a pricing template, a garment making checklist and a guide to how to approach a fashion manufacturer.
In this piece, we have rounded up a selection of businesses you could consider for your next collection.
Garments (Production, CMT, Sampling, Design and Development)
Alexander Manufacturing – a Scottish garment manufacturing facility located in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, specialising in the development and production of handmade coats. (Visit the Alexander Manufacturing website)
ASK Trading – Founded in 1974, ASK has become a leading Northern based manufacturer of ladieswear providing an end-to-end manufacturing service. (Visit the ASK Trading website)
B Fashion Studio – an ethical fashion manufacturer based in Stratford, London, providing patterns, fit, finishes, alterations and alternative solutions (Visit the BFashion Studio website)
Cilia Fox – Cut and sew manufacturing facility, Clothing Design and Manufacturer, Designer label, White Label and Denim Studio. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01382 90 4564 for details.
Fabrika – a high-end fashion sampling and pattern-making studio based in London, specialising in bespoke, luxury and contemporary garments (Visit the Fabrika website)
Fazane Fox – a clothing development and production company, specialising in creating fit-for-purpose clothing and accessories for start-ups, designers and established brands. (Visit the Fazane Fox website)
Kalopsia Collective – a Scottish Textiles batch product manufacturer, focused on offering sustainable and ethical alternatives for apparel and accessories.(Visit the Kalopsia Collective website)
Olenka Atelier – based in Haringey, London, specialising in bespoke sampling and small production runs. (Visit the Olenka Atelier website)
Seahawk Apparel – a well-invested UK premium garment manufacturer with a heritage in protective clothing, modern workwear, corporate embroidery and heat seal branding solutions. (Visit the Seahawk Apparel website)
Sew It in London – a sustainable fashion service and clothing manufacturers for small to medium production for individuals and businesses. other services includes DTG printing on small to medium scale productions and private industry skills facilitator for businesses and independents. (Visit the Sew It In London website)
Tica Lily – is a Somerset-based manufacturer of Textile products, experienced in a combination of specialist industrial products, homeware, upholstery, accessories and garments. (Visit the Tica Lily website)
Lingerie and Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel Samples – offering lingerie, swimwear and athleisure production, Pattern making, Sample making and small production runs in London. (Visit the IA Samples website)
London Contour Experts – bodywear consultancy offering product development, manufacturing and marketing for lingerie, swim and activewear brands.(Visit the LCE website)
Leather Goods and Leather Accessories
AForce London – a cut and sew hub which houses over 120 specialised machineries for leather production and accessories. (Visit the AForce website)
CreateLab by Nosakhari – helps bring your ideas into reality, refining leather accessories to the highest quality for your brand/business. From making a sample product to sourcing leather or helping you with small and regular production runs. (Visit the Nosakhari website)
Ruth Glen – offering end-to-end process management from design concept to final working product for leather goods and accessories, including bespoke leather design, accessories prototyping and production, as well as design and technical consultancy (Visit the Ruth Glen website)
Please note: This list is by no means exhaustive and listings are organised in alphabetical order, rather than by order of preference. If you need more in-depth guidance in finding and working with a UK manufacturer, UKFT can provide this as part of membership, alongside other services including labelling and export support. We can also support established brands looking to reshore production. Find full details at www.ukft.org/membership or email email@example.com for details.
UKFT RISE – for brands that have been trading for less than 3 years