A group of fashion designers, BFC ambassadors and industry leaders joined the British Fashion Council to launch its Fashion Studio Apprenticeship during a visit at Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham on Monday.
The last edition of Meet the Manufacturer, held on 24-25 May at the Old Truman Brewery, attracted more interest than ever from around the world, with the number of international visitors doubling that of last year.
The British Fashion Council has unveiled a British High-End Manufacturers Database, a national database of UK-based manufacturers to make it easier for designers to form supply chain links and reach production units.
UK apparel and textiles exports rose almost 7% to £9.1bn from £8.5bn last year with a 28% increase since 2012, the UK Fashion & Textile Association said. But while the EU was the top market, the trade deficit also grew.