Although we are a Leicester based organisation we welcome members from any part of the UK.  

 
 

Benefits of becoming a member  

The Apparel & Textile Manufacturers Federation (ATMF) is a not for profit organisation working on behalf of the garment manufacturing supply chain. It’s objective is to be a representative voice to work alongside suppliers, brands, governments, trade associations, NGOs and academic institutes to support, develop, safeguard and promote UK based production. 
 
We are big advocates for onshoring some of our production to support local businesses, safe guard jobs and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. 
 
 
Support 
 
Your success is our success. 
 
When you become a member of ATMF you will join a national group of likeminded individuals and businesses sharing the same vision to promote quality locally sourced garments and fabrics. 
 
Being part of this network will enable us to work together to innovate, improve production efficiencies, improve compliance and produce a better quality product. 
 
We assist with access to government grants and funding to help your business stay ahead and continue to grow. 
 
 
Representation 
 
In the current circumstances more than ever we know how important it has become to have a supplier voice that is represented at all levels. 
 
We aim to be the voice of the garment supply chain in UK. We speak on behalf of our members with the local and National Government, brands, audit bodies and NGOs to promote local businesses and local skills. 
 
 
We are working with Universities and other professionals in the supply chain to encourage responsible sourcing and sustainability, implement a circular economy, safeguard local manufacturing and in the process reduce our impact on the planet. 
 
We are passionate about local garment manufacturing and making the right noises to ensure we are heard and represented at both the local and national level. 
 
 
Training 
 
UK has a proud manufacturing heritage and we want to continue adding to this and hence we are working with our partners to upskill, innovate, access resources and talent from local universities, training centres and growth hubs. 
 
Regular webinars are held in collaboration with our partners to keep our members updated. 
 
 
Services 
 
ATMF have carefully selected their partners to ensure they deliver a wide range of services to our members. We are continually looking to add more partnerships to improve the services we offer to our members. 
Latest fabric developments, dying and fashion trends 
Access to University resources and skills 
Assistance with audits and compliance 
Local Government representation 
Grant funding support 
Worker welfare 
Skills training 
R&D advice 
 
We keep our members up to date with the latest news and developments via emails and reports. 

 Membership Categories  

Affiliate 

This category is for those who are looking to access resources, industry information and build up a network of likeminded people. This is a reference-only category. You will be entitled to attend meetings. Affiliate category will not be entitled to voting rights.  
Free. 
 
Donations are welcomed. 

Student 

This category is for those in full time education looking to access resources, industry information and build up a network of likeminded people. Compliance assistance will not be available to this category. Student category will not be entitled to voting rights. 
Free. 
 
Donations are welcomed. 

  Other Membership Categories  

Business 

As a business member you will enjoy the full range of benefits outlined in the services section. 
 
Business category is those with annual turnover of more than £1 million 
£500 per year 

Small Business 

As a business member you will enjoy the full range of benefits outlined in the services section. 
 
Small Business category is those with annual turnover of more than £50K and less than £1 million 
£300 per year 

Individual 

This category is designed for those just starting out in business or individuals looking to access a network of services and support. It is also for freelancers, pattern cutters or those who just want to be supportive members. 
 
Individual category is those with annual turnover of less than £50K 
£150 per year 
 
 
Apply to become a member today 
 
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