Home / Membership / Join / Federated Members

Federated Members

The key trade associations and organisations in fashion and textiles are Federated Association Members of UKFT. This strength and depth of contacts and experience gives us an unrivaled ability to comment on all issues relating to our industry.

The Federated members meet four times a year to discuss and agree industry positions on the key topics. Over the past year the issues we have discussed the following:

Lobbying/Political issues including

  • Europe
  • Brexit
  • Industrial Strategy
  • Living Wage/Minimum Wage

Skills & Training

  • Developing a national skills strategy for the industry
  • An overview and co-ordination of apprenticeships

Export

  • Developing a national export strategy for the industry
  • An update on exhibitions, funding, a general overview of key markets etc.

Standards

  • Discussion/update on key developments within BSI/CEN/ISO

HR/Union Relations Updates

  • Update on wage negotiations, HR developments etc

Environmental Issues

 

In addition to discussing the broader industry issues, becoming a Federated Member of UKFT gives your members an automatic 50% discount on attending UKFT’s annual programme of events, including practical seminars and masterclasses on business related topics including IP protection, working with agents, licencing, production cycle management and specific market roundtable discussions on markets such as Scandinavia, Russia and Japan. Federated members also get access to exclusive deals through UKFT Associate members including, foreign currency exchange, logistics, payment terms, insurance, accounting, legal advice and several other services.

Secretariat

UKFT provides the secretariat for the Lancashire Textile Manufacturers’ Association (LTMA) and Silk Association of Great Britain (SAGB). LTMA represents textile manufacturing businesses in Lancashire and the surrounding counties, providing a comprehensive industrial relations and employment law advisory service. LTMA also assist members in the areas of education, training and skills development, including the provision of grant assistance. SAGB unites raw material merchants, throwsters, dyers, weavers, printers, knitters, finishers and converters operating in the UK silk association. SAGB exists both to further the aims of the UK silk industry and to promote silk more widely.

British Fashion Council (BFC)

britishfashioncouncil.co.uk

Somerset House
South Wing
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA

Tel: 020 7759 1999
Contact: Caroline Rush
Email: info@britishfashioncouncil.co.uk

British Footwear Association (BFA)

britishfootwearassociation.co.uk

3 Burystead Place
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 1AH

Tel: 01933 229005
Fax: 01933 225009
Contact: John Saunders
Email: info@britishfootwearassociation.co.uk

British Interior Textiles Association

interiortextiles.co.uk

Unit 21 Walker Avenue
Wolverton Mill
Milton Keynes
MK12 5TW

Tel: 01908 410598
Contact: Diane Harding
Email: enquiries@interiortextiles.com

British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA)

btma.org.uk

City Heliport
Liverpool Road
Eccles
Manchester
M30 7RU

Tel: 0289 069 8632
Email: info@btma.org.uk

Invest Northern Ireland

www.investni.com/

Bedford Square
Bedford Street
Bedford
BT2 7ES

Tel: 0161 775 5740
Contact: Richard Pelan
Email: richard.pelan@investni.com

Lancashire Textile Manufacturers’ Association (LTMA)

ltma.co.uk

4 St Andrew’s Street
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 8AE

Tel: 01254 580248
Contact: Martin Jenkins
Email: m.jenkins@ltma.co.uk 

National Childrenswear Association of Great Britain and Ireland (NCWA)

www.ncwa.co.uk/

3 Queen Square
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 3AR

Tel: 020 7843 9488
Contact: Elizabeth Fox
Email: enquiries@ncwa.co.uk

Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide

pciaw.org/

South House 3A Suite 4
Bond Estate, Bond Avenue
BLETCHLEY
MK1 1SW

Tel: 0870 8704578
Contact: Yvette Ashby
Email: yvette@pciaw.org

Textiles Scotland

www.textilescotland.com/

272 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JR

Tel: 01413539300
Contact: Jaki Love
Email: info@textilescotland.com

Silk Association of Great Britain (SAGB)

www.silk.org.uk/

Silk Association of Great Britain (SAGB)
3 Queen Square
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 3AR

Tel: 020 7843 9460
Fax: 020 7843 947
Contact: Adam Mansell
Email: info@silk.org.uk

Textile Centre of Excellence

textilehouse.co.uk/

Textile House
Red Doles Lane
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD2 1YF

Tel: 01484 346500
Fax: 01484 346501
Contact: Bill MacBeth OBE
Email: enquiries@textilehouse.co.uk

Textile Services Association (TSA)

www.tsa-uk.org/

LABS House
15-19 Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2BA

Tel: 020 3151 5600
Contact: Katherine Eden – Haig
Email: katherine.eden-haig@tsa-uk.org

Savile Row Bespoke

www.savilerowbespoke.com/

15 Savile Row
London W1S 3PJ

Tel: 0207 734 5985
Contact: Su Thomas
Email: admin@savilerowbespoke.com

The Schoolwear Association

www.schoolwearassociation.co.uk/

Cranmore Avenue
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4LF

Tel: 0161 2725820
Contact: Alex Garni
Email: info@schoolwearassociation.co.uk

The Textile Institute

www.textileinstitute.org/

8th Floor, St James’ Buildings
79 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6FQ

Tel: 0161 2371188
Fax: 0161 2361991
Contact: Sarah Smith
Email: ssmith@textileinst.org.uk

NWTexnet

www.nwtexnet.co.uk/

Hazlemere
70 Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 4BY

Tel: 07958 338969
Contact: Steve Kay
Email: steve.kay@nwtexnet.co.uk

The Worshipful Company of Saddlers

www.saddlersco.co.uk/

Saddlers’ Hall
40 Gutter Lane
LONDON
EC2V 6 BR

Tel: 0207 776 8901
Contact: Patrick Burns
Email: tc@saddlersco.co.uk