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 and Textile Association www.ukft.org – UK voice and meeting place for suppliers of fashion & textiles providing: practical support, export advice, information exchange and a voice - to government - to retailers.

British Standards Instituion (BSI) www.bsigroup.com – Business standards company that helps organisations make excellence a habit – all over the world.

International Organisation for Standarisation (ISO) www.iso.org – The International Organization for Standardization which develops and publishes International Standards.

Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) www.nesta.org.uk – UK charity and global innovation foundation, backing new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.

International Textiles Manufacturing Federation www.itmf.org – An international forum for the world's textile industries.

Sedex www.sedexglobal.com – A not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chain.

Make it British makeitbritish.co.uk – Campaign to help promote UK manufacturing and British-made brands.

British Textile Machinery Association www.btma.org.uk – Bringing together the world’s textile producers and UK textile machinery specialists.

British Interiors and Textiles Association www.interiortextiles.co.uk – 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 www.asbci.co.uk – A centre of technical and commercial excellence and the UK's leading clothing supply chain association.

Creative Leicestershire www.creativeleics.co.uk – Supporting artists and creative businesses in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.


London Textile Fair thelondontextilefair.co.uk – Provides manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential British buyers and designers.