Diversity and the UK fashion and textile industry

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed some horrific events across the world since the tragic death of George Floyd. We have also seen the most incredible movement of people from all walks of life, showing a renewed determination to make changes to end racism and create a more diverse and fair world for all.

At UKFT, we are proud that over 60% of our team are women, that we employ members of the LGBTQ+ community and that our staff live and work across the UK. But we are very conscious that there are no people from BAME backgrounds within the team or our Board. This will change.

To help us and the industry more broadly, we have been listening to a group of BAME industry leaders who have shared with us their experience of the UK fashion and textile industry and what action they would like to see the industry take to create a real, positive change.

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