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UKFT Webinar Programme

Our annual programme of webinars and roundtables has been designed to answer the needs and challenges of the fashion and textile industry. We select topics in line with the latest news and developments within the sector and to help businesses address their most pressing issues.

The programme covers a wide range of subjects varying from business essentials such as accounting, logistics, legal and finance through to labelling, compliance, international trade and sourcing. We partner with leading experts to help us deliver sessions in areas such as the latest changes in export paperwork, sustainability, international marketplaces and design protection.

UKFT members have unlimited free access to the annual programme of webinars and roundtables as well as a back catalogue of webinar recordings, explore the list below.

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UKFT Webinar Recordings

UKFT members can access our full back catalogue of webinar and roundtable recordings. If you would like more information about the content of each or to access the recordings please get in touch.

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Business Development

  • Are you looking to expand your textile fabric sales in East Asia
  • Good times and bad: What fashion businesses need to know in today’s market 2023
  • Fashion in the Metaverse 2023
  • What happens when contracts go wrong for seller, buyer, agent and distributor 2023
  • Tradeshows 101
  • Credit insurance and business finance for fashion and textile businesses
  • Opening your own physical store
  • Securing your brand in China: Effective IP protection and enforcement 2023
  • What’s new in intellectual property property for UK fashion and textile brands
  • Getting your business ready for wholesale
  • UKFT members event with Zedonk
  • How to build a successful business in fashion and textiles
  • Inspirational conversations with Han Ates of Blackhorse Lane Ateliers
  • Inspirational conversations with Lucy Aylen of Never Fully Dressed
  • Survive and thrive in a post Covid-19 world
  • Selling on marketplaces

 

Communication

  • Guide to free digital resources that can boost creativity, productivity and organisation
  • Grow your following and make sales using TikTok shop
  • Social media management and content creation
  • Discover how to create strong brand awareness and build an engaged social media following
  • Explore selling your fashion brand on China’s WeChat
  • Setting up a multi-brand platform in China on WeChat

 

Export Market Roundtables

  • UKFT Canada roundtable
  • UKFT USA roundtable
  • Routes to market into Japan
  • UKFT China roundtable

 

Manufacturing

  • Disrupting Manufacturing webinar: Can made-to-order production be viable for UK Manufacturers?
  • Disrupting Manufacturing webinar: Funding for innovation and implementing new technologies
  • Restoring fashion production to the UK
  • How to build a strong relationships with suppliers
  • Make manufacturing can work for you and your business

 

Sustainability and Compliance

  • UK packaging EPR overview
  • Textiles EPR: A rapidly evolving landscape
  • End of life textiles: Understanding the role for biotechnology in developing a circular textiles industry
  • Unlocking packaging design optimisation
  • Reducing retail’s carbon footprint: A comprehensive analysis of returns and sustainability
  • EPR in the USA and Canada
  • EU packaging and textiles EPR update
  • Data reporting for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
  • Sustainable textiles: what could circular business models look like?
  • How to put sustainability at the heart of your textiles offering
  • Steps to take to becoming a more sustainable and ethical brand
  • The importance of being a sustainable business and ways in which you can achieve this

 

Sustainability 101 Series

  • A UK manufacturers guide to Standards and Certifications
  • A UK manufacturers guide to green claims
  • Taking responsibility through standardisation: Deep dive into Oeko-tex certification
  • The Sustainable Fashion Communication Playbook masterclass: Shifting the narrative around green claims
  • How to avoid Greenwashing in fashion, with CMA and Fox Williams
  • Understanding responsible supply chains in fashion and textiles, with OECD

 

Trend Forecasting

  • Colour trend forecast with Peclers Paris AW25
  • Colour and inspiration with Peclers Paris SS25
  • Colour and inspiration with Peclers Paris AW24

 

Trading with the EU

  • Navigating EU VAT without setting up an EU limited company for B2B or B2C
  • UKFT Roundtable on logistics into and out of the EU
  • How to work with agents and distributors in the EU post-Brexit
  • Rules of origin for Trading with the EU
  • How UK Textile Companies can access new EU shipping solutions – The Huddersfield Process

 

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