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Exclusive Benefits and Services

UKFT works with broad range of trusted suppliers to the fashion and textile industry both as Associate Members and Partners. These organisations are specialists in their areas of expertise and offer a range of exclusive benefits and services to UKFT Members. 

Explore our Associate Members, Partners and exclusive offers here and get in touch if you would like more information or to be introduced, contact membership@ukft.org.

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Birmingham Chamber of Commerce | Export Documentation

www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/

Contact: Jonathan Crosbie

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Discounts on the price of an ATA carnet and other export documentation. When taking samples overseas (outside the EU), at an exhibition or on a sales trip, an ATA Carnet is the safest and most efficient way to get your goods through customs.

For a UKFT member introduction to secure the discounted rate, email info@ukft.org

British Wool

www.britishwool.org.uk/

UKFT Associate member British Wool is a UK-based farming co-operative that collects, grades, sells and promotes British wool across the world. It has developed a fully traceable wool scheme, from farm to shop, giving consumers the means to understand fully where the wool products they buy come from.

All wool received by British Wool is graded by hand into 100 different grades. This grading system identifies the style and quality of the wool. It is tested for micron, colour and dry yield to international standards, before it can be sold.

Contact: enquiries@britishwool.org.uk

Climate Change Levy | Energy

ukft.org/business-advice/climate-change-levy/

The Climate Change Levy was introduced as an energy tax payable by all business. However, some industrial sectors were offered a rebate in the Levy in return for agreeing to specific energy reduction targets.

UKFT will help companies complete all the necessary paperwork, will submit all necessary registration details to the Environment Agency. UKFT collect and monitor company’s performance every three months and help companies develop strategies to meet their energy reduction targets.

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CSM Logistics | Global Logistics

www.csmlogistics.co.uk/

CSM offers tailored same-day deliveries and next-day deliveries to companies and individuals across the globe. The company can help with: International Courier Services, Import & Export services, UK Parcel deliveries, Freight Forwarding, Pick & Pack, Warehousing & Fulfilment, UK Pallet deliveries, Dedicated vehicles, Same-day deliveries.

Contact: Serge Lipski

Denza | International Recruitment

denza.co.uk/

Denza is an international recruitment company specialising in placing exceptional candidates in roles at every level of the fashion industry.

Areas covered include:

Design: Womenswear design, Menswear design, Childrenswear design, Lingerie design, Denim design, Knitwear design, Accessories design, Footwear design, Textile design for fashion (Print design, Embroidery design, Embellishment design) and Homeware design (soft furnishing, textiles, tabletop, gift etc). This is all roles at all levels up to and including Creative Director.

Studio and Non-design: Product development, Production, Studio management, Fabric sourcing, Design room assistance, Garment technology, Pattern Cutting. This is all roles at all levels including Director level roles.

Contact: clients@denza.co.uk

Envantage | Energy and Carbon Solutions

www.envantage.co.uk/

UKFT has partnered with energy and low carbon consultancy Envantage to provide specialist knowledge and best practice specifically for the UK fashion and textile industry. This would be of particular interest to our manufacturing members but all members can enquire to see how Envantage may be able to support their energy requirements.

UKFT Member Offer:

Envantage will support UKFT members to find out more about everything from buying effectively to optimising energy usage, reducing carbon and meeting regulatory obligations. The team can also answer questions about compliance, access to energy discount schemes, or if you simply want to check if you could pay less for your energy.

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Fox Williams | Legal

www.foxwilliams.com

Contact: Stephen Sidkin

Help with:

Specialist advice on working with agents and distributors in UK and internationally; legal services to the fashion industry – from designers through to retailers.

Greenway Logistics | Global Logistics

greenway-logistics.com

UKFT has partnered with Greenway Logistics, based in the Netherlands, to provide members with global logistics solutions.

UKFT Member Offer:

Advice and mediation from Greenway logistics is free of charge to UKFT Members with additional services and benefits including:

  1. Continuation and further development of Brexit related advice and solutions.
  2. Consolidation of sea freight, with ‘buying at source’ and ‘buffering at source’ as new elements.
  3. CO₂ monitoring of logistics, with formal certification and focus on improving performance.
  4. Gateway-O initiative, aimed at helping SME and larger brands with a low barrier, low cost, entry to the Chinese market through multibrand WeChat stores and others.

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Keltie LLP | Legal

www.keltie.com

Keltie LLP are patent, trade mark and design attorneys – providing advice on establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights.

UKFT Member Offer:

Keltie offers free IP Clinics for UKFT members consisting of a 45 – 1 hour slot to discuss all IP requirements and put together a blue print of IP strategies to set in place. Contact info@ukft.org for details.

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Langton London | Insurance

www.langtonlondoninsurancebrokers.co.uk

Contact: Eddie Ferrao

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Insurance Brokers  – commercial insurance broker specialising in all aspects of business insurance.

Lectra | Software

www.lectra.com/en

From ideation to production through to optimization, Lectra develops premium solutions and technologies for fashion, automotive and furniture markets.

Contact: info@ukft.org

RIF Group | Global Logistics

www.rifgroup.co.uk/

RIF enables businesses around the globe to keep their cargo moving smoothly and is able to assist with custom transactions, procedures and paperwork.

The company can support UKFT members with understanding how their products get from raw materials to finished products on the shelf, by providing knowledge and insight into forwarding and logistics.

Contact: info@ukft.org

SIPS | Interlectual Property

sips.asia/

Trusted IP advisors for Greater China: SIPS is a dynamic, market-leading intellectual property firm servicing the needs of multinationals and SMEs in Greater China.

UKFT member Offer:

SIPS offers a free one-hour consultation for UKFT members to discuss all IP requirements and to formulate a practical and effective IP strategy for the Greater China region. In addition, SIPS offers discounted fees for members.

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Contact: info@ukft.org

Smart Currency Business | Foreign Currency

www.smartcurrencybusiness.com

Contact: Alex Bennett

Help with:

FX company specialising in foreign currency and money transfers, helping their clients to save money and minimise risk on international payments with strategies tailored to your company. UKFT members are eligible for a free risk management healthcheck.

READ THE UKFT & SMART CURRENCY BUSINESS OUTLOOK 2021

Valpak | Compliance and Environmental Performance

www.valpak.co.uk

Valpak helps businesses achieve legal compliance, maximise cost savings or improve environmental performance.

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For a UKFT member introduction, please contact: noleen.willis@ukft.org

Peclers Paris | Colour Trend Forecasting

www.peclersparis.com/en/

Peclers Paris offer trend forecasting to the fashion and textile industry.

UKFT Member Offer

UKFT’s members have access to textile trend information including colour trend analysis and forecasting, inspirational mood boards for all categories and innovative tools.

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Zedonk | Software

www.zedonk.co.uk

Contact: Adam King

Helps with:

Fashion Business Software solution helping to streamline the Production, Sales and Logistics processes for your business. UKFT Members receive free introductory demo.

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