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London is an important region for fashion and textiles, with approximately 5,500 located businesses in the region, employing 12,700 people.Most fashion and textiles business activities are represented to some extent, but the region is particularly strong in the following:

  • Design
  • Apparel manufacturing
  • Technical textiles (those manufactured for performance rather than appearance)
  • Bespoke design and tailoring
  • Wholesale of Footwear
  • Wholesale of clothing
  • Dry cleaning and laundry

Whilst businesses are spread across the City, there are “hot spots” for particular activities, including: Bespoke design & tailoring on Savile Row, Mayfair.

Source: Skillfast-UK London Broker Pack 2009