UKFT x WSA

Winchester School of Art is proud to be a member of UKFT, Britain’s inclusive fashion and textile network.

One of the amazing benefits of this alliance is the MADE IT programme developed to enrich the production and sourcing knowledge of fashion and textile graduates and to illustrate the wealth of technical and creative roles available throughout the UK supply chain.

UKFT and The Drapers’ Company work together to support fashion and textile students to achieve good quality internships through the Drapers’ x UKFT Bursary programme.

Financial support from the Drapers’ Company will enable 10 students annually to take up internship opportunities they may otherwise struggle to afford.

UKFT will be offering mentoring, guidance, and networking opportunities to each student to ensure their internships are safe, enjoyable and valuable.

UKFT also held a production and sourcing masterclass to provide a better understanding of real-life production and sourcing in industry, and highlight the benefits and opportunities of working with UK manufacturers.

The masterclass was delivered by Daliah Simble-Hearn, a product lifecycle management consultant who has worked with brands including Jigsaw, Roland Mouret and Chinti and Parker, and Elliott Barlow, UKFT’s manufacturing consultant.