Get help Do you work in fashion and textiles? I'm not sure We define fashion and textiles as any UK business which sells, makes or designs clothing or fabrics. This includes leather footwear, soft furnishings (such as sofas) and interior textiles, such as curtains. You can work in any aspect of the UK fashion and textile industry, from shop floor, to factory, design studio to head office. Sadly this does not include related industries such as beauty, hairdressing, styling or photography. If you’re not sure you work in fashion or textiles please check this list of companies and job titles which fit our criteria, to see if you’re current or recent job is listed. Self employed? If you are self-employed or run your own fashion and textile business you can apply. We advise any self-employed parents to contact our grants team before filling in an online enquiry form. We may require further information from you to confirm your self-employment status. Please call the grants team on 0300 123 9002 *Our office is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.