The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses (FTC) was formed in 1977. Today, the FTC exists as a subject association to promote and develop fashion and textiles through academic debate, education and research. The Association, through its networks has extensive links with industry, public and professional bodies and acts to advise on quality in educational matters nationally and internationally.

The aims of the FTC are to:

  • Stimulate academic debate across the constituent elements of Fashion, Textiles and related areas, in order to maintain an informed and current overview of the sector;
  • Provide a forum for discussion, support and dissemination of learning and teaching, research, practice and scholarly activity for Fashion and Textiles;
  • Liaise with public and professional bodies to advise on quality educational matters and take a pro-active role in lobbying the interests of the sector.

The FTC comprises 55 Educational Institution Members offering fashion and Textiles courses in the United Kingdom and invited Honorary Members.

Further information about membership and its benefits can be found here.