BFC Membership

The British Fashion Council membership programme provides access to networking, industry insights and our international professional network to develop or enhance business collaborations. Membership formalises your role as a leading industry voice in the UK and supports the eco-system that enables both established and new talent to sustainably grow.

Why Join

Your annual membership will enable the British Fashion Council (BFC) to represent you and host global events giving you a strong voice, shaping the organisation’s future.

What's Included

  • Access to BFC designer business development events; seminars and workshops
  • Sign up to BFC Membership networking events
  • Listing on the Designer Member Network
  • Access to the Designer Fact File, a dynamic knowledge portal
  • Membership newsletter subscription
  • Directory of industry partners - Associate Members
  • Opportunity to help scope government lobbying reports/strategy
  • Participation in designer round tables
  • Opportunity to contribute to industry insight reports
  • Opportunity to support emerging businesses through BFC talent support schemes
  • Reduced fees for LFW/LFWM schedule and designer showrooms
  • A dedicated BFC account manager
  • Priority booking at The Fashion Awards
  • Use of the exclusive Designer Membership logo
  • An invitation to exclusive BFC events
  • Invitation to BFC Chairman bi-annual events (Summer & Winter)
  • Quarterly Patron briefings on BFC activity
  • Listing on BFC Annual Report
  • Listed as Member on the BFC website

Membership Levels

(Support is calculated by annual turnover)

DESIGNER MEMBERS
Up to £1 million
£500 / a year
£1 - £5 million
£1,000 / a year
£5 - £10 million
£2,000 / a year
£10 - £20 million
£3,000 / a year
£20 - £50 million
£5,000 / a year
£50 - £100 million
£10,000 / a year
PATRON MEMBERS
Up to £150 million
£15,000 / a year
Over to £150 million
£25,000 / a year

Criteria

To become a Member of the British Fashion Council, a designer fashion business must:

  1. Be trading for a minimum of two years
  2. Be a registered business Companies House (not sole-trader)
  3. Produce collections that consist of ready-to-wear and/or accessories (not exclusively bridal wear or children's wear)
  4. Have a product vision set by a Creative Director
  5. Contribute both creatively and economically to the British fashion industry 

Members will be required to adhere to BFC’s business best practises and terms and conditions
– available to view at the point of sign up.