Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / UK Fashion & Textile Export Awards open for entries
UK Fashion & Textile Export Awards open for entries
May '11
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) launches its 2011 Export Awards – the 25th anniversary of the event.

“This is a great milestone in the recognition of excellence in exports,” says Paul Alger, director of international affairs, UKFT, “and we are hoping this year's Awards will attract entries from companies that have been selling overseas for the past 25 years as well as those who are just starting on their international journey. The Awards are particularly timely, as given the current economic climate, more companies than ever are looking to grow their business through exports.”

For the 2011 Awards the categories have been revamped to open up the competition to a broader spectrum of both suppliers and retail companies within the fashion and textile industry, as well as recognise the importance of the internet in selling overseas.

The categories are: Brand of the Year, Designer Business, Great Brit , New Exporter, Retailer or E-tailer, Rising Star and Textiles. The Gold Award will be presented by headline sponsor HSBC and there will also be a presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Awards are open to all UK-based business and entries will be judged by an expert panel of industry specialists. Deadline for entries is 5pm on 17 June 2011.

Among the companies that have won an Award since 1986 are: Aquascutum, Ariella, Barker Shoes, Ben Sherman, Belinda Robertson, Chester Barrie, Berlei, Dents, figleaves.com, Goat, Gossard, Henri-Lloyd, Henry Poole & Co, John Smedley, Johnstons Cashmere, Links of London, Mulberry, Orla Kiely, Pittards, Rainbow Club, Sam Ubhi, Sara Berman, Sarah Arnett, Tickittyboo, Speedo, Start-Rite, Superdry, Tateossian, The Duffer of St George and Vivienne Westwood.

It is expected that the Awards will presented at a lunch in October by HRH The Princess Royal, who has presented them since their inception.

UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT)

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

New Texprocil chairman bats for increased UPI adoption

Ujwal Lahoti, the new Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council...

RBI Governor Urjit Patel addressing a press conference. Courtesy: Youtube

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Defying expectations, RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

Defying market expectations, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of...

The new OJ 59/1 B. Courtesy: Karl Mayer

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Karl Mayer unveils new LACE.EXPRESS model for apparel

Germany’s leading textile machinery firm, Karl Mayer, has launched a...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Rashi Menda

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search