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FASHION. TECHNOLOGY.

BUSINESS. EDUCATION.

THEY’LL MEET, COMPETE,

COLLABORATE AND

INNOVATE AT THE

FASHION DISTRICT.

ABOUT 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.

Akinfocus Photography | Soboye LAGOS 54 | The Company at WSA

Emmi Hyyppa Photography | Modern Synthesis awarded Highly Commended | Manufacturing Futures 2021

WHY FASHION

DISTRICT

In 2021, there were over 10,000 fashion businesses,

employing more than 196,000 people and turning over

£32bn in London alone. 

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

As of 2020, the UK fashion and textile industry was dominated

by SMEs, with micro businesses making up 90% of retail,

85% of wholesale, and 80% of manufacturing businesses.

FASHION

DISTRICT

FESTIVAL

The Fashion District Festival is a celebration of sustainability and innovation. Shoppers, start-ups and emerging talent can buy, learn and network at pop-up stores, talks, workshops, and more.

Discover more about the Fashion District Festival 2021 and the exciting activity that took place in our exclusive mini-documentary.

Fashion District Festival returned for its second iteration at the iconic East London venue, Spitalfields, in July 2023.

LATEST NEWS

Latest News

Manufacturing Futures 2024 kicks off with Critical Friends Day at Plexal
16th May 2024

Manufacturing Futures 2024 kicks off with Critical Friends Day at Plexal

Last week, we gathered our 10 shortlisted businesses at Plexal’s Innovation Centre for Critical Friends Day, officially launching our 2024 programme […]

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Manufacturing Futures: Shortlist Announcement!
30th April 2024

Manufacturing Futures: Shortlist Announcement!

Fashion District has announced the shortlist of 10 start-ups and SMEs in its coveted Innovation Challenge: Manufacturing Futures programme. As part of the programme, the brands have the chance to win a £15,000 cash prize […]

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Evo Fashion Applications for Round Two Opened at Tech Talks
16th April 2024

Evo Fashion Applications for Round Two Opened at Tech Talks

Last week, we celebrated the launch of applications for the second round of Evo Fashion at Tech Talks, in collaboration with Evo Learning […]

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Evo Fashion: Cohort One Announced!
20th February 2024

Evo Fashion: Cohort One Announced!

Ready to meet the first cohort of businesses selected for the Evo Fashion programme? After calling for applications throughout December and January, we’re now thrilled to unveil the first businesses selected for the programme […]

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Inside the Launch of Manufacturing Futures 2024
13th February 2024

Inside the Launch of Manufacturing Futures 2024

Last week we celebrated the launch of Manufacturing Futures 2024. Marking Fashion District’s sixth innovation challenge, this year the focus is on […]

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