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UKFT Rise partners with Hyatt Place London City East to launch The Fashion Hub


UKFT Rise has partnered with Hyatt Place London City East to create a Fashion Hub at the hotel to support and nurture the growth of the fashion and textile brands within the UKFT Rise community.

Hyatt Place UKFT Rise logo

UKFT Rise brands can access free space at the hotel to make new connections and meet current ones, showcase collections, hold business meetings and attend events and informative sessions hosted in partnership between Hyatt Place London City East and UKFT Rise, subject to availability.

Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT, said: “UKFT is pleased to partner with Hyatt Place London City East to create The Fashion Hub, which can be accessed exclusively by UKFT Rise brands. We see The Fashion Hub as an inspiring and creative place for brands to meet with other fashion and textile entrepreneurs to spark new ideas and creative collaborations, as well as to share their vision with buyers, press and influencers. After a couple of years stuck behind screens, we’re looking forward to bringing UKFT Rise community together at the Hyatt Place London City East, in the heart of East London – a thriving hotspot for emerging fashion brands.”

Michael Mason-Shaw, General Manager at Hyatt Place London City East, said: “We are delighted to have created the Fashion Hub with UKFT. It is so important to help emerging talent within the creative industries and give inspiration plus a bit of a helping hand to those working hard to break into art and design industries. This initiative and partnership with UKFT is part of our wider plan for the hotel to support local artists and designers looking to launch their careers in fashion, art, film and music. We want to provide a platform that opens up new spaces within the hotel for the art loving public to see showcase of upcoming artists’ or designers’ work, alongside more established collaborators. We will continue to provide our support through artist exhibitions, installations, networking events, offering mentor advice, creating connections and ultimately fiscal support.”

Natalie Smith, Founder & Designer at conscious luxury accessory brand NARU, said: “As a start-up sustainable fashion business, this partnership between UKFT Rise and Hyatt Place London City East will be a wonderful opportunity for NARU to increase brand visibility to a wider global audience. It will also enable NARU to connect with other like-minded businesses who are pioneering the wave of change in the UK fashion and textiles industry, which is both invaluable and imperative for the business to grow and evolve.”

Hyatt Place London City East

To launch this exciting new partnership, UKFT RISE co-hosted the first event on 6th September 2022 at Hyatt Place London City East in the Pocket Square bar. Following the success, further events followed (add date) January 2023 and 4th September 2023.

Hyatt Place London City East

Through our partnership with Hyatt Place London City East, UKFT Rise Subscribers can access special rates within the hotel’s East London premises. This includes:

  • UKFT Rise VIP Subscription Rate for the PocketSquare Bar: for 20% off drinks in the bar and 20% off at the Sicilian restaurant.
  • Orangery Room Daytime Networking Discount*: access a networking space in the hotel for £100 per day.
  • Complimentary Showroom Space*: use large rooms within the hotel to showcase your collections.
  • Special Room Rate*: book a room at the hotel for £175 NLRA inc. VAT and breakfast.

UKFT Rise subscribers can contact rachel.cannings@ukft.org to access these special rates.


Want to join the UKFT Rise community?



UKFT Rise is a free-to-join community of early-stage fashion and textile businesses looking to build a network of supportive like-minded people. Brands must be selling a product and must have been trading for less than three years to sign up.