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UKFT’s Q2 2023 report: Discover what we have been doing on your behalf


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UKFT Q2 2023 Report


From the launch of four industry-wide projects focused on textile recycling infrastructure and circular fashion, through to new interventions and projects designed to attract new people into our sector, discover what UKFT has been up to on behalf of its members this quarter.

If you have any thoughts on what we have achieved or ideas on how we could grow our support for the sector, please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.


ukft q2 2023 report

Content summary


Membership: One-to-one support; Webinars and seminars; Education Partners; UKFT Rise; Sustainability in UK textiles; Textile Forum; The Weaving Conference; Peclers Paris’ trend support.

Government relations: Treasury Connect; Department for Business and Trade; Shortage Occupation List; UKRI Circular fashion programme.

Skills and training: Apprenticeship review; UKFT Academy: Production sewing machinist programme; Textile Innovation and Sustainability Bsc; Greater Manchester Skills Bootcamp; Career events; Working with schools; MADE-IT; Drapers x UKFT internship bursary programme; UKFT Futures; Young Textile Technician Fund.

International business: Department for Business and Trade; Pitti Uomo; Paris Fashion Week; Première Vision Paris; Milano Unica; Chicago Men’s Collective.

Innovation, R&D and sustainability: UKFT launches textile recycling infrastructure and circular fashion projects; Autosort for Circular Textiles Demonstrator (ACT UK); Circular Innovation Network; Digital Supply Chain Hub for Textiles; Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme.