What We do
Let’s Make It Here is an initiative from the UK Fashion & Textile Association: the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies.
UKFT brings together 2,500 designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses and our industry in the UK and throughout the world. UKFT is in a unique position, representing businesses from spinning, weaving and knitting, right through to catwalk and garment care.
Let’s Make It Here is a free resource for finding a high-quality manufacturer covering all stages of the supply chain, from yarns, fabrics and trimmings through to garment manufacturing (womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, footwear and accessories including bags, belts, hats, ties and blankets) and all relevant ancillary finishing and processing services.
UKFT is grateful for the support of the Department for International Trade.
How It Works
Let’s Make it Here is free to use for anyone in the UK or overseas who is seeking UK production. If you are a designer, fashion brand or retailer you can search the database to find companies who can produce for you to your specifications and under your own label, or who can provide services related to the fashion industry such as pattern cutting, printing or grading, or components such as buttons or interlinings.
Most of the companies listed produce Garments, Accessories or Fabric, but you will also find UK suppliers of Yarns, Footwear, Components and Ancillary Equipment, as well as Service Providers.
We still have hundreds of manufacturing units in the UK employing skilled workers. All of us at UKFT are committed to preserving these jobs and skills and we are developing this database to make them easy to find, so please spread the word and encourage others to register or search.
Fashion Toolkit & Partners
Nesta Fashion Toolkit
The Fashion Toolkit has been created to help designers communicate their needs effectively to production units.
Nesta Code of Practice
The Nesta Code of Practice provides designers and manufacturers with a two-way assurance that both will adhere to a professional set of standards.