FASHION. TECHNOLOGY. BUSINESS. EDUCATION.
THEY’LL MEET, COMPETE, COLLABORATE AND INNOVATE AT THE FASHION DISTRICT.
The Fashion District is a cluster of ambitious businesses, academic institutions and investors in East London. It’s an opportunity: to make London the global capital of fashion technology. To nurture talent. To create new jobs and innovative products. To drive economic and social transformation. To be a legacy to be proud of.
DESIGN FUTURES 2022: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
WHY FASHION DISTRICT?
THE FASHION INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED £32.3BN TO THE UK GDP IN 2017, AN INCREASE OF 5.4% ON 2016.
THE FASHION DISTRICT IN EAST LONDON WILL CREATE A CLUSTER THAT PAVES THE WAY FOR EVEN MORE GROWTH AND INNOVATION. LONDON IS A GLOBAL CAPITAL FOR CULTURE AND CREATIVITY, AND THIS EXCITING NEW DISTRICT WILL SECURE EAST LONDON’S PLACE AT THE CENTRE OF FASHION.
JUSTINE SIMONS OBE, DEPUTY MAYOR FOR CULTURE AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
IN 2019, THERE WERE APPROX. 36,850 FASHION MANUFACTURING AND RETAIL BUSINESSES EMPLOYING APPROX. 630,700 PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK.
FASHION DISTRICT FESTIVAL
From 22-26 September 2021, the Fashion District hosted their first ever festival. A five-day celebration of sustainability and innovation launched in and around Stratford, where shoppers, start-ups and emerging talent could buy, learn and network with pop-up stores, styling sessions, a vintage market, workshops, events and installations. Discover more about the Festival and the exciting activity that took place in our exclusive mini-documentary.
Green Kids Studio: A Sustainable Children’s Fashion Pop-Up
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New Exhibition: ReGo: Our Story in the Making
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Meet Design Futures 2022 Prize Giver: Anglo American Sewing Machines
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Design Futures 2022 Launch at The Lab E20
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Come along to the launch of our next Innovation Challenge: Design Futures 2022
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