UK Manufacturing of the Future
Over recent years UK manufacturing has enjoyed a period of great renaissance, responding to a growing domestic demand for speed to market, convenience and flexibility, as well as increasing interest from international consumers looking for high quality UK-made product.
This vibrant, diverse and innovative sector produces high-quality products used in hospitals, cars, international catwalks and the high street, it creates jobs and opportunity and is a significant driver of growth to the UK economy.
The fragility of international supply chains have been highlighted by recent global events and the rise of the sustainability agenda. Additionally the UK continues to have some of the highest overheads for manufacturing compared to our nearest competitors.
UKFT’s mission is to empower a world leading, future-fit, UK manufacturing sector to embrace this period of opportunity. We work in partnership with industry to address challenges, drive change and to push investment in the future.
Find a UK manufacturer or get listed for free on Let's Make It HereFind out more
Investment & Funding
Financial support for manufacturers including R&D, innovation and skills & trainingFind out more
Promoting careers across the fashion and textile industry to new entrantsFind out more
Celebrating the individuals behind the British fashion and textile industryFind out more
British Textile Week
Celebrating craftsmanship, creativity and technical skills in UK textilesFind out more
HRH The Princess Royal supports UK manufacturers across the UK as the President of UKFTFind out more
Working with a Manufacturer
Free to access resources from UKFT and members to help you get the most from working with a UK manufacturerFind out more
UKFT runs a number of environmental initiatives and is in regular dialogue with government agencies and other bodies on the wider sustainability agendaFind out more