There are hundreds of job roles connected to fashion and textiles, some more obscure than others!

At the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust we provide grants towards essential family costs for people who work, or have previously worked in the industry. So if you are a parent or carer of a child aged 0-18years and work in the industry, you could apply. Our service covers various sectors including swimwear, bridal wear, footwear, technical clothing, soft furnishings, laundries, tailoring, tanning and more – so if you work with fabric, fashion or leather goods, we may be able to work with you!

We accept applications from employees at a wide range of SME’s as well as major fashion retailers including M&S, Hobbs, and John Lewis, and supermarkets that sell clothing including Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco. We can even accept applications from freelancers too.

Whether you’re ‘hands on’ such as a weaver, upholsterer, packer or designer for example, or you work at the head office as a merchandiser or administrator  - it doesn’t matter; as long as your occupation is within fashion and textile industry, you may be eligible to apply for one of our grants.

Just make sure you don’t count yourself out! If you know anyone who has a job connected to fashion and textiles – in any respect – then please get in touch. You can find a
list of job roles here.

This list isn’t comprehensive so if you’re still not sure, no problem! Call us on 0300 123 9002 or visit our website at to find out if you’re eligible.We’d rather you reach out to us than miss an opportunity to help your family.