UK-based fashion brands and businesses of all sizes can apply to join the largest network of companies in the fashion and textile industry. Fashion members have full access to the core UKFT membership benefits, as well as the following:
Access to industry specific business advice and information: exporting, reaching new markets, business and/or brand development and plans,
Individual support focused on your business needs: assistance with sales strategy, market trends and partners that are best for your business, marketing and PR advice, administrative and logistical issues, IP protection, business plans and strategies, range planning and pricing, etc.
One-to-one support on developing an export strategy and routes to market: including help with paperwork and introduction to strategic partners
Advice on sourcing and UK manufacturing: bespoke manufacturer matchmaking
Licence to use the care symbols which are protected by international trademarks, registered in almost 100 countries including the UK (only available with the Annual Membership Plus package)
Tradeshows: Advice on how international tradeshows are performing after Covid and Brexit and which ones are right for your business? UKFT can also help you to see whether there is any government funding to help you, depending on where you are in the UK and the size of your business
Networking: exclusive networking opportunities with other brands and businesses across the rest of the industry
Partnerships: facilitating introductions between member businesses for collaboration, partnerships and best practice sharing
Promotion: the opportunity to promote your business to the network through the UKFT newsletter, website and social media
Access to funding: guidance on the support available and how to maximise it
Bid support: UKFT will support members’ funding bids where appropriate
Work with our Education Partners to support the development of industry-fit training and career advice.
HR and skills advice: apprenticeships and interns as well as contracts and legal advice
Access to textile trend information including colour trend analysis and forecasting, inspirational mood boards for all categories and innovative tools via Peclers Paris.