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Support for starting your business


The fashion and textile industry is notoriously exclusive and while running a start-up can be hugely rewarding, it can also be challenging and lonely…

We’re here to change that!

UKFT Rise is a free-to-join community of early-stage (under 3 years trading) fashion and textile businesses looking to build a network of supportive like-minded people. We also welcome anyone who is thinking of starting a fashion or textile company in the near future. (Note: these companies must be selling a product).

What you get access to

  • Regular events and networking
  • Downloadable business resources
  • Access to an exclusive online networking
  • Brand promotion
  • Exclusive discounts with UKFT Rise partners

Hear it from the community


“From their warm-welcoming nature, to their insightful help and information, UKFT Rise has been monumental towards my journey.

Always making you feel part of a close knit community and quick responses to any queries you may have. I am glad to be part of such community and recommend any start-up fashion & textile brands to jump on board also!”



“Asmuss joined UKFT Rise because we wanted to be part of a collaborative organisation that focuses on supporting young fashion businesses. Working together and getting access to relevant information is critical, especially at the moment.”

Fiona & Clare


“Meeting other business owners at the Rise events introduced me to a network of entrepreneurs who I found were struggling with all the same issues and I learnt as much from them as from the industry experts. It’s been those small and personal lessons that have been so valuable.


Cara And The Sky

“The UKFT Rise community is this incredible safe space for me to go to for help, advice and support throughout my journey of building my brand. 

Anyone who feels overwhelmed with starting a new business, this is the community you want to be with to help you navigate through the tough times and celebrate the good times.”


Want to get involved?

If you are ready to get started find out more and join UKFT Rise today.

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