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.
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.
STEP IN TO FASHION – CALL FOR EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO OFFER INTERNSHIPS
Fashion District has teamed up with A New Direction at The Good Growth Hub, to launch the STEP programme for its fifth year. We […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More