UKFT Rise: Raising finance, crowdfunding, investment tips and more
UKFT Rise, the supportive network for UK fashion and textile start-ups, held an event at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury, London, on 23 July to share experiences of successful financing for early-stage brands.
Henry Hales, founder of menswear brand Sirplus, was joined by Patrick Dudley-Williams, founder of silk ties and swim shorts brand Reef Knots, to tell their stories of raising funds, alongside Vivi Ainger from crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.
UKFT Rise was established by the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) to help early-stage fashion and textile brands build a community, through hosting regular informal networking events with inspiring talks from fellow entrepreneurs and businesses. For more information or to join the mailing list, sign up here.