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Associate Members

Associate membership is open to companies who are specialists in their areas of expertise and would like to provide services or information to UKFT core members.

The following is a summary of benefits to associate members:

  • Opportunities to promote services to UKFT member and wider network
  • Sponsorship opportunities of UKFT events and promotions
  • Raise company profile within the fashion and textile industry
  • Networking opportunities with other Associate Members and Federated Members


The annual rate for the Associate Membership starts at £1,500 plus VAT.

For more information and to join, please contact membership@ukft.org.

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce


Contact: Jonathan Crosbie
Tel: 0121 607 1785
Email: j.crosbie@birmingham-chamber.com

Help with:

Discounts on the price of an ATA carnet and other export documentation. When taking samples overseas (outside the EU), at an exhibition or on a sales trip, an ATA Carnet is the safest and most efficient way to get your goods through customs. You will need your membership number for this.

Fox Williams


Contact: Stephen Sidkin
Tel: 020 7628 2000
Email: slsidkin@foxwilliams.com

Help with:

Specialist advice on working with agents and distributors in UK and internationally; legal services to the fashion industry – from designers through to retailers.

Joelson JD LLP


Contact: Jo Gregory
Tel: 020 7580 5721
Email: info@joelsonwilson.com

Help with:

Legal services provided to the fashion/retail sector from fashion designers to fashion houses and retailers.

Keltie LLP


Contact: Azhar Sadique
Tel: 020 7329 8888
Email: azhar.sadique@keltie.com

Help with:

Patent, trade mark and design attorneys – providing advice on establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Langton London


Contact: Eddie Ferrao
Tel: 01737 305666
Email: info@langtonlondon.co.uk

Help with:

Insurance Brokers  – commercial insurance broker specialising in all aspects of business insurance.

Smart Currency Business


Contact: Alex Bennett
Tel: 020 8108 5181
Email: fashion@smartcurrencybusiness.com

Help with:

FX company specialising in foreign currency and money transfers, helping their clients to save money and minimise risk on international payments with strategies tailored to your company. UKFT members are eligible for a free risk management healthcheck.



Contact: Suzanne Craig FCA
Tel: 01903 816699
Email: suzannecraig@taylorcocks.co.uk

Help with:

Financial expertise ranging from core accountancy needs to specialist services



Tel: 0113 2636444
Email: enquiries@torque.eu

Help with:

End to end supply chain solutions from freight, bonded warehousing, e-fulfilment and distribution through to specialist garment services including: AQLs, Returns management, Embroidery, Labelling, Tagging, Tailoring, Alterations, Steaming, Hand pressing, Shading, Ozone treatment.



Contact: Marcia Lazar
Tel:  020 3651 1470
Email: marcia@zedonk.co.uk

Helps with:

Fashion Business Software solution helping to streamline the Production, Sales and Logistics processes for your business. UKFT Members receive free introductory demo.

Digital Marketing for Asia – a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp


DIGITAL MARKETING FOR ASIA (DMFA) is a digital marketing agency that specialise in online advertising in Japan. Its mission is to help businesses to successfully enter the Japanese market. With support available in both English and Japanese, the company specialises in PPC, localisation, Japanese market consultation, and more.

Contact: Nanako Aramaki
Tel: 07384 512 476
Email: nanako.aramaki@g.softbank.co.jp



Zilingo Trade is a B2B online marketplace based in Singapore for wholesale buyers and sellers in categories including fashion, lifestyle, furniture, home goods, office supplies, fabric, and FMCG. Browse the digital catalogue, place and receive orders from trusted sellers easily, enjoy our fast delivery services, and benefit from flexible and secure online payment. Businesses that use Zilingo Trade can also access the company’s offering of marketing and financial services.

Contact: Indi Davis
Email: indi@zilingo.com



Helps with: Computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and PLM solutions for the fashion, apparel, home furnishing and other related industries. Vetigraph Fashion Digital Solutions Ltd offers a range of software and hardware products and services to encompass all the sectors involved in cutting soft materials.

Contact: Herve Andrieu
Tel: 01273 672400