UKFT rolls out manufacturing masterclasses across five UK universities as part of the Made It campaign with Marks and Spencer. 

UKFT is the most inclusive British network for fashion and textile companies in the UK. We bring together designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses and our industry, both in the UK and throughout the world. UKFT is in a unique position, representing businesses from spinning, weaving and knitting, right through to catwalk.


“As part of UKFT’s on going commitment to support UK manufacturing, we feel it is essential for students to understand the importance of commercial and technical considerations throughout the design process and the Made It campaign delivers this message.”

-Adam Mansell, CEO, UKFT


The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) will roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities as part of the Made It campaign, with the support of Marks and Spencer.  Made It masterclasses are designed to give students a better understanding of sourcing, production and the business considerations of a UK-based manufacturing strategy.

Selected universities offer design courses across a range of product types including textiles, menswear, womenswear, knitwear and sportswear. The tailored masterclasses will be delivered by UK production and sourcing expert Daliah Simble at the University of Leeds, University of Salford, University of Westminster, Nottingham Trent University and Falmouth University.

The masterclass students will have the opportunity to use what they learn to design, develop and produce a UK Made look. Based on the designs submitted, selected students from each participating university will receive financial support from Marks and Spencer and industry introductions and mentoring throughout the process from UKFT experts and manufacturers.

UKFT’s Made It is in collaboration with Marks & Spencer and Graduate Fashion Week with the aim of bringing together graduate designers and UK manufacturers.


Made It Masterclass dates:

Falmouth University – 16 October

University of Salford -  18 October

University of Westminster -  20 October 

Nottingham Trent University -  23 October


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