The University has a long tradition of conducting research that is economically and socially relevant, applying new knowledge to problems of global significance.
In March 2017, Caroline Rush CBE, CEO of the British Fashion Council and Professor Christopher Moore, Director of the British School of Fashion launched the British Fashion Council’s British High-End Manufacturers Database.
The national database of UK-based manufacturers aims to make it easier for designers to form supply chain relationships and reach production units.
The British High-End Manufacturers Database is the first milestone of 2017 for the BFC’s Positive Fashion initiative.
In March 2015, the BFC and a working group comprising of M&S, UKFT, Creative Skillset, The Alliance Project and Centre for Fashion Enterprise worked alongside independent specialists in the sector to launch the High-end and Designer Manufacturing Report. The need for a database of audited UK manufacturers was highlighted as a direct result of this report, for which research was undertaken by GCU and Oxford Economics.
The Database is free to use and will sit as part of the BFC Designer Fact File, a dynamic designer business learning platform providing insights and training across a wide spectrum of topics. The topics covered are tailored to a range of business stages, from start-ups to established brands, and content is provided by leading industry professionals.
The 2015 report revealed how, with the right support, sales could increase by £400million by 2018 and support an additional 1700 jobs.
The Database can be found here.
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The British School of Fashion is based at Glasgow Caledonian University’s London campus which is ideally situated and is a short walk from Liverpool Street Station.
The surrounding area is home to the historic Old Spitalfields Market, a top London attraction for Londoners and tourists alike.
The campus interior is seeped in history, and the street itself pays homage to the starring role east London once played in the UK textile industry. The striking campus provides an extremely stylish and modern space with lecture rooms, breakout study areas and lounges for a range of events.
The venue is ideal for conferences, professional development courses, exhibitions, award ceremonies and guest lectures. To make your event as successful, where possible we will encourage you to theme your events with your corporate identity or brand.
Our dedicated events team will work with you on your specific requirements. GCU London is an ideal venue for both private and public sector events and conferences throughout the year particularly from May – September.
If you’d like to know more or interested in holding an event at our campus, please get in touch!
We value the opportunities that employers provide for our students and graduates to develop their newly advanced attributes and help them become career ready.
Within most of our programmes, students have the opportunity to undertake engagement with business. Our students choose courses that have been designed with the latest industry demands in mind. This means that they have the skills needed to be successful within your workplace and can easily adapt to life outside the classroom.
The British School of Fashion is keen to collaborate with local businesses to support placements, internships and short projects.
Visit our Meet Our Students page for further information about their courses, placements and careers.
To speak to our team about possible opportunities, please get in touch!