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A supportive community for fashion and textile entrepreneurs


The fashion and textile industry is notoriously exclusive and while running a start-up can be hugely rewarding, it can also be challenging and lonely…

We’re here to change that.

UKFT Rise is a community of early-stage (under 3 years trading) fashion and textile businesses looking to build a network of supportive like-minded people. We also welcome anyone who is thinking of starting a fashion/textile company in the near future.

By joining, here’s a few things you can expect from the community:

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Join us at our upcoming event:

Essentials to building a fashion/textile business

Thursday 26 March | 10:00am – 12:00pm | UKFT, 3 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR

Hear from two established UK fashion brands* discussing the things you need to know to get your business off the ground.

Subjects we will be discussing include:

  • How to manage your cash flow
  • Tips on sourcing a manufacturer and ways to manage the relationship
  • The importance of a business plan
  • How to create a pricing structure and what factors you should consider
  • The benefits of being VAT registered
  • And more!

Tea, coffee and light snacks will be provided.

*Speakers to be announced soon.

Find the details and book your ticket here



Follow UKFT Rise on Instagram: @ukftrise