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Be Part of the Network

As a  UKFT member you are part of UKFT’s diverse and valuable network for support, partnerships and collaboration. Explore your benefits and gain access here.


Events and Networking 

Be on the guest list, receive discounts, be the first to know about events and join member only networking opportunities throughout the year to connect with businesses across the industry.

  • UKFT Summer Reception – members only
  • International shows and UKFT supporting events – be on our guest lists for international events
  • Show at Textile Forum, the UK’s leading sourcing exhibition for low minimum luxury textiles and production – members have access reduced rates to exhibit.
  • Be first in line for our annual conferences – find out more about our Sustainability Conference and Weaving Conference here.


Stay up-to-date

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry news, developments and knowledge. UKFT members receive our member only newsletter with exclusive news and information about  member only resources, data, reports, benefits and services.


Make new connections 

We have the broadest network of contacts in the UK fashion and textile industry and we can help you connect with others with similar interests and goals. Here are some of the ways UKFT helps members connect with colleagues and partners across the industry and throughout the UK.

  • Targeted introductions – helping you find the right client, manufacturer, agent or consultant
  • Links to industry specialists – introducing you to UKFT Associate Members and partners
  • Access UKFT Education Partners – find appropriate training partners, work with them to link research to industrial settings or offer speakers, workplace tours and live briefs


For help to make the most of your membership benefits get in touch.

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