The UK fashion industry is one of the leading industries within the UK economy, which in 2009 directly generated £6.6 billion of GVA. Within this sector, the high-end designer fashion sector is thriving. It is highly influential across the entire industry, pushing the boundaries of what fashion is today.
Alongside the high-end designer businesses, the UK has maintained a small specialist and highly skilled manufacturing presence, completing the innovative high-end supply chain which should be credited, supported and celebrated.
The Fashion Alliance is supporting both the high-end designers and manufactures in this supply chain through two sets of Toolkits that have come about through focused engagement, research and collaboration with the sector.
This Toolkit is aimed at the specialist high-end manufacturers and addresses issues key issues relevant to their businesses including growth and productivity. The toolkit for designers can be found here.
Common to both sets of Toolkits is a recommended Code Of Practice which the Fashion Alliance hope the sector will adopt. It will provide manufacturers and designers with a two-way assurance that both will adhere to a professional set of standards and working practises.
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An alliance of four key partners working together to support the UK's high-end designer manufacturing sector