We work with partners and organisations that have shared objectives in assisting and promoting the textile industry. These relationships are key to helping the sector's businesses perform better and reach new markets.
We are looking to build on these mutually beneficial partnerships and are always interested to hear from public and private sector organisations and other industry associations interested in collaborating to offer our members information and resources.
The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)
UKFT is the umbrella organisation that represents the fashion and textile sector both domestically and overseas. Its members include major suppliers to high street retailers and brands. On the export side, UKFT offers practical help to British exporters as well as to overseas buyers, agents and press.
A key benefit of our membership is access to the valuable member benefits of UKFT.
Visit the UKFT website
The STIA works closely with the Scottish Enterprise textiles team to strengthen the textiles industry in Scotland by supporting research and development, collaboration and innovative ideas that will maximise global opportunities.
Visit the textiles section of the Scottish Enterprise website
Scottish Development International (SDI)
SDI supports the industry in international markets. Its trained and experienced team of advisers, based in all continents, are available to assist businesses seeking to maximise opportunties in new markets.
Visit the SDI website
Creative Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position.
Skillset's work in the fashion and textiles industry is steered by the senior industry professionals whose experience and insight help identify how it can best support the sector. The team also provides impartial careers resources for aspiring new entrants and established industry professionals.
Read fashion and textiles information on the Skillset website
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