FF Award

Fashion Foundry Award

Attending an international trade show or showroom at one of the major events in the international fashion calendar is still considered one of the best ways to gain exposure for your brand and connect with international buyers.

The first Fashion Foundry Award supports fashion businesses attending an international trade show by providing funding and industry expertise before, during and after the show.


  • £2000 Grant to attend an International Trade Show between January 2019 and March 2019. The grant will be paid following acceptance and attendance at a supported show or showroom.
  • Travel grant of £150 to visit UKFT in London for a pre-show application meeting.
  • Brand Consultancy session with Kevin Harding, Brand Consultant.
  • Focused business development session with the team at Johnstons of Elgin or Alex Begg to review your international strategy and show preparation.
  • Pre and post show support from Fashion Foundry Director & Producer and Industry Experts.


  • You are a Sole Trader, Partnership or Company registered in Scotland.
  • You have a minimum of three stockists, UK or International.
  • Turnover of £25K +
  • Significant online sales and press interest.
  • You must have been accepted or intend to apply for a UKFT- supported trade show.
  • You must be eligible for a TAP grant.
  • You must be able to attend a pre-show support meeting with our brand consultants to review your international strategy and help you prepare between September 2018 and January 2019.
  • Agree to submit a show report, to be completed 1 month after the show, that will be shared on the Fashion Foundry website.
  • Agree to press and promotion of the award.