Textiles Manufacturing

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Textiles Manufacturing sector:

We will add organisations and resources over time so please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.

Organisations/Trade Associations

UK Fashion & Textile Association - UK voice and meeting place for suppliers of fashion & textiles providing: practical support, export advice, information exchange and a voice - to government - to retailers.
BSI - Business standards company that helps organisations make excellence a habit – all over the world.
ISO - The International Organization for Standardization which develops and publishes International Standards.
Nesta - UK charity and global innovation foundation, backing new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.
International Textiles Manufacturing Federation - An international forum for the world's textile industries.
Sedex - A not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chain.
Make it British - Campaign to help promote UK manufacturing and British-made brands.
British Textile Machinery Association - Bringing together the world’s textile producers and UK textile machinery specialists.
BITA - The voice of British Interiors & Textiles and aims to inform, support and promote all aspects of the Interiors & Textiles industry for the mutual benefit of the industry as a whole.
Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry - A centre of technical and commercial excellence and the UK's leading clothing supply chain association.
Creative Leicestershire - Supporting artists and creative businesses in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Events

Meet the Manufacturer - The only trade show and conference where you can find everything you need to develop a completely British-made product.
London Textile Fair - Provides manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential British buyers and designers.