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Innovation in East London

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.

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. Next week, we’ll be releasing a documentary of the Festival, take a sneak peek at our teaser below.

Latest News

Message to Industry with Alice Aedy
11th November 2021

Message to Industry with Alice Aedy

During the Fashion District Festival in September, we were thrilled to welcome Alice Aedy to our Showcase, where she eloquently shared a message directed at the fashion industry, encouraging steps towards a more […]

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Fashion District Festival Round-Up: Part Two
21st October 2021

Fashion District Festival Round-Up: Part Two

Our second blog presents a round-up of the festival showcase and our MAKE workshops, all designed to inspire creativity and platform emerging designers […]

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Fashion District Festival Round-Up: Part One
14th October 2021

Fashion District Festival Round-Up: Part One

Our first blog presents a round-up of festival programming that was aimed at supporting emerging designers and start-ups, from our pop-up shop to our GROW events […]

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Congratulations to our MF21 Winners
9th September 2021

Congratulations to our MF21 Winners

The Fashion District, in collaboration with the Fashion Innovation Agency, is delighted to announce the winners for Manufacturing Futures: Fashion District Innovation Challenge 2021 […]

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Festival Schedule Announced
25th August 2021

Festival Schedule Announced

Here at Fashion District we are pleased to share the news that the schedule for the Fashion District Festival, taking place 22-26th September 2021, is now available to browse and book online. […]

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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 ABOUT 36,850 FASHION MANUFACTURING AND RETAIL BUSINESSES EMPLOYING ABOUT 630,700 PEOPLE ACROSS THE UK.

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