The Leicestershire Textiles Hub is here to identify the needs of the sector and to prioritise actions for growth and future government support.
The hub aims to reinvigorate the textiles industry in the region. To provide information, inspiration and innovation. To encourage more people to join the industry and to help businesses grow. To promote new ideas, introduce training, develop new skills and ensure new technology is embraced.
Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a shift in attitude from consumers and retailers. Today there’s a real thirst for quality and authenticity — and for British-made goods.
Recent research carried out by the Leicestershire Textiles Hub suggests over 80% of local textile firms forecast growth within the next 3 years.
Leicestershire has a proud tradition in the textiles industry. The sector is still active locally, with over 1400 companies employing over 8500 people in the county. We’re convinced there’s real opportunity for everyone in this sector just around the corner. Leicestershire needs to be ready to embrace it when it comes.
The Leicestershire Textiles Hub is committed to championing the sector, to help it flourish and build on the potential growth.
Leicester and Leicestershire is well served by various organisations that can support businesses in different ways.