The UK Fashion & Textile Association is the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies. UKFT brings together designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses and our industry throughout the UK and internationally. As the umbrella body that represents 17 Federated Association Members and commenting on all issues relating to the UK fashion and textile industry, UKFT represents over 2,500 companies throughout the UK.
UKFT provides help and support to companies, with membership categories that include fashion, textiles, associate, federated and retail partners. They are proud of their members and the wide diversity of companies who are part of our association include John Smedley, Emma J Shipley, Allied Textiles, Margaret Howell, Panache Lingerie, Samuel Brothers, Barbour, Marks and Spencer and Ted Baker.
UKFT provide on going support to businesses on a one to one basis, as well as providing a central meeting place for members to meet and develop their networks through an extensive annual programme of events and seminars. Their practical seminars are delivered by key professional experts, that cover all areas relating to growing and running your business.
UKFT continuously work with their associate members and suppliers to obtain preferential rates for their members and this includes legal advice, insurance, currency exchange, logistics and wholesale software solutions. Other savings for their members includes membership plus which includes the care labelling licence, as well as cheap energy deals and an event space for hire in their central London office Bloomsbury.
UKFT’s president is HRH The Princess Royal.