Tag : UKFT
Survival strategies for Brexit chaosSubscription
The second Brexit deadline has come and gone and there are no concrete plans for the next stage of the process. How is the UK fashion retail industry coping with the effect of prolonged uncertainty on business?
US tariffs 'catastrophic' to UK-made fashionSubscription
UK manufacturers and brands have told Drapers they will be unable to absorb the impending 25% tariff on UK clothing exported to the US, and job losses are likely to result.
Creative and technical skills are vital for a thriving UK fashion and textiles industry, but skills shortages and risks to the talent pipeline are among the most urgent challenges facing the sector, writes John West, director of skills and training at the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT).
The brave new post-Brexit world of UK manufacturing Subscription
New prime minister Boris Johnson is preparing the nation to leave the European Union with or without a deal on 31 October. Drapers examines the challenges and opportunities for UK manufacturing.
Brexit ban on animal products in some ports Subscription
Protected animal products, such as exotic skins and some furs, will be banned from being transported between several major UK shipping ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government has said.
Brexit threat to new Japan trade pactSubscription
Premium British brands are concerned that a no-deal Brexit could threaten a new free trade agreement with Japan, putting them at a disadvantage against their European Union competitors.
Fashion brands and designers are facing the perfect storm of an upsurge in copying and the post-Brexit loss of pan-European intellectual property protections.
Brexit threat to UK distribution jobsSubscription
The growing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit is prompting British brands to open distribution centres in mainland Europe, leaving UK warehouse operations under threat.
The UK Fashion and Textile Association is taking over the management of Textiles Scotland from 1 January.
How UKFT is minding the skills gapSubscription
Drapers speaks to industry insiders to hear how the UKFT is battling to close the fashion and textile sector’s skills gap and what still needs to be done