Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / UKTI to promote fashion exporters in key markets with TAP

UKTI to promote fashion exporters in key markets with TAP

05
Mar '12
Industry body the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has secured continued funding for emerging UK fashion, textile and footwear companies who want to grow their businesses in key markets.

UKFT has been working closely with government body the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to secure continued levels of funding for fashion, textile, accessories and footwear companies across the UK.

The Trade Show Access Programme grant (TAP) is vital for small businesses who want to expand in international markets by funding their stands at overseas fashion and trade shows.

UKFT is the largest user of the scheme which has been essential to thousands of UK business success stories over the last 25 years.

Many of the great British designers we have seen showing in London, New York, Paris and Milan in the last few weeks began their global journey through TAP funding. In the last ten years alone UKFT has taken over 5,000 businesses to shows using the TAP scheme.

Under an agreement with UKTI the funding allows applicants to attend up to six different overseas trade shows or events with UK government support.
UKFT chairman Peter Lucas commented: “We are delighted that UKTI has agreed to continued

support for UKFT efforts to promote first time exporters in all markets. These first steps in export are an absolute lifeline for many businesses. This is where many UK businesses make their first mark on the global fashion stage.”

He added: “We continue a close dialogue with UKTI to fulfil the needs of the whole industry, including looking at new ways to help more established companies whose requirements for the next level of support in both traditional and emerging markets will be key to growth and success.”

UKFT is supporting and promoting over 300 UK designers at Paris Fashion week this week, where it will guide them through the high profile shows. More UK designers show at Paris Fashion Week than any other Fashion Week and is a vital showcasing opportunity.

UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 8th May 2021

French Development Agency to invest $83m in Ivory Coast cotton sector

Over a period of five years, the French Development Agency (AFD) will ...

Pic: Juki

Apparel/Garments | On 8th May 2021

Japanese companies collaborate to develop sewing machine business

Juki Corporation and Pegasus Sewing Machine Mfg have entered into a...

Pic: Rocky Brands

Apparel/Garments | On 8th May 2021

Rocky Brands expands Made in America capabilities

Rocky Brands has expanded the offering of its Made in America product ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry craft and utility

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Opportunity now to reimagine processes & systems in a digital environment

Shyam Gupta,

Shyam Gupta

Established by <b>Shyam Gupta</b> in 1978, Gargee Designer's (GD) offers...

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

Headquartered at Singapore, Crocodile is a global fashion and lifestyle...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA

Jacques Prigneaux
EDANA

EDANA has been the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2021

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


Advanced Search