We are the UK’s largest fashion and textiles network

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About UKFT

UKFT represents the entire UK fashion and textile supply chain, from weaving and knitting to catwalk couture. We are a future-facing organisation and are always aiming to create the best possible environment for our industry through innovation, sustainability, lobbying and education.


UKFT is the Sector Skills Body (SSB) for fashion and textiles in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We work with employers and training bodies to provide apprenticeships, bootcamps and bespoke training programmes for businesses to enhance the skills and knowledge of those involved in the industry.


To learn more about UKFT and how we support the fashion and textile industry, visit our website.

UKFT Academy

UKFT Academy has been created to support our mission in delivering high quality training to anyone who is interested in any part of the fashion and textiles supply chain. We provide engaging, relevant content to as many people as possible, concentrating on the key skills and knowledge needed to progress within the industry.


Where sector specific training is hard to source externally, costly, and difficult to deliver UKFT Academy’s courses are remote, flexible and economical in order to make entry and progression into the industry as accessible as possible.

UKFT Futures

Want to find out more about careers in the fashion and Textile industry?


 Visit UKFT Futures, to discover careers and find your path.

Course units


Course 1: The role of a production Machinist


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