Join us on July 5th for an evening of speed networking. The early stages of running a business can be lonely so this is the perfect opportunity to meet new peers, exchange ideas and make contacts in a relaxed environment.


The event will be an informal speed networking event where attendees will have four minutes to share their experiences with another in the crowd. After four minutes a bell will ring and each person will have to find a new attendee in the crowd to meet. This breaks the ice and creates a collaborative and engaging atmosphere.

Canapés and drinks provided throughout the evening.

Thursday 5 July; 19.00-21.00

Sir Plus, 306 Portobello Road, London W10 5TA

What is UKFT Rise?

Rise is a supportive community for professionals and entrepreneurs who have been in the fashion space for under 10 years.

Who runs Rise?

Rise is run by a committee of professionals and entrepreneurs from across the fashion sector. Read more about our committee here.

We are supported by industry membership organisation UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT), the trade association bringing together all parts of the UK fashion and textile industry, from mill to catwalk and export. For more information click here.

Why do we do it?

We run this platform because the fashion sector is notoriously exclusive and fragmented. We are here to make it inclusive: bringing the industry together.

Our aim:

To create a regular and compelling calendar of informative social events with varied content and innovative delivery. We inspire, enable and connect people from across the fashion industry.

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