2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

Pop-Up factory with the UK Fashion and Textile Association

Getting hands-on with our industrial sewing machines is sure to change your perception of the textiles industry!

The textiles industry provides hundreds of career paths industrious and creative makers and this showcase, from the UK Fashion and Textile Association is a chance to broaden you horizons, meet employers and make a textiles product that you can take away, on a range of industrial equipment.

UKFT is the most inclusive network for fashion and textile companies in the UK, representing businesses from spinning, weaving and knitting, right through to the catwalk. They bring together designers, manufacturers, agents and retailers to promote their businesses and our industry, both in the UK and throughout the world.

To the Fashion and Textiles industry ‘making’ is a truly worldwide business. Walk into any room, home, office factory or shop, anywhere in the world, and you will find textiles in all forms. From decorative domestic, commercial, fashion, technical and industrial the scope is enormous.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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