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Individuals with highly specialist, creative/craft and technical skills are one of the most valuable assets within the UK fashion and textile industry. A workforce equipped to embrace significant developments in innovation and technology is essential to supporting the UK’s position as a global leader for quality, creativity and innovation.  

As the Sector Skills Body (SSB) for fashion and textiles, UKFT leads ongoing work to address critical skills gaps and develop industry-led solutions. We work to elevate the skills and productivity of the UK fashion and textile industry to maintain our competitive position for the future. 

Working with our Education Partners, we bring together education and industry to support an infrastructure that is responsive to current and future industry requirements. We develop new vocational and academic routes into industry that meet the needs of business and promote careers and opportunities to the next generation of talented workers.  

We help fashion and textile businesses to attract, train and retain the best. 

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