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Associate Members and Partners

UKFT works with trusted suppliers including both Associate Members and Partners in a variety of ways.

Associate Membership is open to organisations who are specialists in their areas of expertise and can offer tangible and membership enhancing benefits to UKFT members. For more information and to discuss how your organisation may be able to work with UKFT, please contact membership@ukft.org.

UKFT members wanting to discuss working with one of our associate members and partners or to take advantage of a special offer, contact membership@ukft.org

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce


Contact: Jonathan Crosbie

Help with:

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


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

CSM Logistics


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 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



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.

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.


Email info@ukft.org for your member introduction.

Fox Williams


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


Greenway Logistics was founded in 2008 and has offices in several EU countries, as well as in China, helping firms develop their logistics in the most efficient and cost-effective way. The services and benefits this partnership will bring to UKFT members include:

  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.


Keltie LLP


Help with:

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.


Langton London


Contact: Eddie Ferrao

Help with:

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



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

Contact: info@ukft.org

East IP


East IP offers a full range of IP-related services in China as well as globally, including patent and trademark prosecution, strategic consulting, investigations into IP use and infringements, IP litigation, support for criminal and administrative enforcement, assistance with IP licensing and other types of technology transactions, copyright registration, customs recordal and whitelisting, domain name registration and recovery, advertising, data protection and privacy.

East IP clients include many of the world’s leading global and Chinese enterprises across a wide range of industries.

Special offer for UKFT members: East IP 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, East IP offers discounted fees for members.

Contact: info@ukft.org

Smart Currency Business


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.




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.




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


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



CrisisUK is the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. Founded in 1967 as a response to the growing homelessness crisis, it supports thousands of people with finding their way out of homeless each year. In addition to helping people find safe and affordable homes as quickly as possible, it aims to address the roots of homelessness by campaigning for the changes needed to solve the issue for good.

With over a dozen charity shops across London and an online shop, CrisisUK raises funds through sales of donated, pre-loved clothing and accessories, as well as through collaborations with social enterprises and small businesses, and the re-use of waste textiles.


For a UKFT member introduction, please contact: Faye.edwards@ukft.org

Harris Tweed Authority


The Harris Tweed Authority promotes and maintains
the authenticity, standard and reputation of the world famous Harris Tweed® cloth.

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