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ukft – Make manufacturing work for you and your business webinar

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Date: Thursday 28 January

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 GMT

Price: £10 (UKFT members receive free access, UKFT Rise subscribers receive 50% off tickets. Please contact faye.williams@ukft.org for your code)


On 28 January, UKFT Rise will be joined by UKFT’s manufacturing consultant, Elliot Barlow, as they discuss garment manufacturing for start-ups.

This very important part of the business building process can often be overlooked and rushed when growing a fashion or textile company, but understanding the manufacturing process and knowing how to work together with a manufacturer effectively is an integral part of building a successful brand. 

Elliot has worked in a variety of different production environments and his expertise has been forged from; hands-on experience managing high-end clothing factories in London, his own consultancy business producing for multiple brands and designers in the UK and more recently in senior management roles In-house and as a consultant for the UKFT. Elliot has been involved in producing clothing at all levels of quality, volume and design-philosophy and understands the necessary steps required to work effectively with manufacturers.


Topics they will cover in the webinar include:

  • Finding the right manufacturer
  • Typical CMT manufacturing operating structures
  • Building your relationship with them; liaising and negotiating
  • Developing the right internal systems to work with your manufacturers
  • How to get great quality from a manufacturer


Please click here to book your place.