The British Fashion Council (BFC) has moved to a new membership model offering designers access to a suite of benefits as part of an annual subscription, with pricing tiered according to a company’s turnover.
BFC Membership offers access to an online portal of relevant industry news, government updates and insight reports, with the opportunity to attend business development seminars, workshops and events from across the fashion industry, all highlighted in a weekly newsletter.
Pricing for the annual subscription for designers starts at £500 per year for companies with sales of less than £1m, £1,000 per year for companies with sales of between £1m and £5m, and moving up to £10,000 per year for those companies with sales of £50m to £100m.
Patron Members from companies with sales of up to £150m pay £15,000 while those at companies with sales of more than £150m pay £25,000.
Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council CEO commented: “The BFC is moving to a Membership organisation as part of our mission to encourage collaboration and inclusivity, inviting designers to come together in support of the fashion industry’s eco-system. We invite and welcome new Members to join, whose involvement and efforts will enable the future sustainable growth of our industry.”
The Membership Programme is supported by the Designer Relations team at the BFC and is open to applications from fashion designers as well as direct to consumer businesses who meet the following criteria: have been trading for a minimum of two years; are a registered business with Companies House; produce collections that consists of ready-to-wear and/or accessories; have a product vision set out by a Creative Director; and contribute both creatively and economically to the British fashion industry.
More information on Membership can be found here.