The British Fashion Council (BFC) now joins forces with leading trade association representing the fashion and textile sector, UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT). Its members include major suppliers to high street retailers, as well as leading brands.
“UKFT’s aim is to be the ‘single voice’ of the fashion and textile industry, representing businesses of all sizes – whether they be a small design-led company or a multi-million pound organisation. Having the BFC on board adds further depth on the design side and enables us to work more closely on initiatives that will help designers be better placed to develop sales both in the UK and overseas and receive first-hand guidance on national and international issues that will affect them,” confirms Peter Lucas, chairman, UKFT.
Over the past six months, the Savile Row Bespoke Association, the British Menswear Guild and the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry Association have all become members of UKFT. Talks are also progressing with other organisations, including a group of British textiles firms, the National Childrenswear Association and the Textile Institute.