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Since 1974, the ASBCI has been at the heart of the UK fashion and textile industry, bringing together companies and academic institutions from across the supply chain to share and develop best practices and initiatives to shape a dynamic, sustainable future for their organisations and the wider industry.

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The ASBCI prides itself on supporting members where it matters. With a membership that spans every sector of the fashion and textile supply chain from fibres and fabrics to retailing and aftercare, we have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the clothing manufacture and supply.

Our events, publications, and activities are focused on unlocking that expertise and sharing it for the benefit of all members. Whether you are looking to make connections with like-minded people, solve an operation issue, or access specialist technical knowledge, membership of the ASBCI delivers a range of benefits and advantages for your business.

With an active academic membership programme that supports students at universities across the UK, the association also promotes the next generation of technical and design talent.

Membership prices start at just £220 plus VAT. Contact us and we will find a membership type that works best for your organisation.

As an ASBCI member you will:
  • Be part of a dynamic community of members from across the fashion supply chain.
  • Help implement technical and commercial initiatives to sustain the UK clothing and textile industry.
  • Gain direct access to global technical and commercial experts.
  • Build new business relationships and opportunities and promote your business.
  • Stay informed about international and UK developments and their impacts.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the wider supply chain technical and commercial issues that may affect your business.

Why Join the ASBCI?

Simon Platts, Consultant

I became involved with the ASBCI soon after joining ASOS in 2013 and quickly realised the value the ASBCI could bring to ASOS through networking opportunities, learning and development, industry events and its charity work. I particularly appreciated the ability to share news and insights and work with members on seminars and events to drive change in the sector. Even though I am no longer with ASOS, I have stayed involved with the ASBCI to help move the association and the industry into new spaces around education and building strong networks to support the next generation as well as existing partners within the industry. I look forward to seeing how the ASBCI builds on and adapts its position during this period of rapid change.

Elizabeth Brandwood, Style 3D

Having been a part of the ASBCI for over a decade, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing first hand the positive impact the association has had on the UK fashion industry. Through a range of events, seminars, webinars and insightful content, the ASBCI has consistently provided invaluable support and thought leadership. In particular, the in-person events have been instrumental in offering key market insights and fostering crucial networking opportunities for brands, retailers, and suppliers. It’s a great honour for me to have recently taken on the role of ASBCI Event Chair, and I’m excited about the opportunity to further expand and enhance these events, ensuring they continue to provide significant value to our members.


Glyn Garbett, Global Business Development Director, Intertek PLC.

We are proud members of the ASBCI. The ASBCI community provides many and great opportunities to connect with key industry leaders throughout retail, brands, equipment providers, service providers and students. There are many events such as webinars, summits and technical visits – underpinned with regular publications send out digitally. In addition, the ASBCI supports and is a voice for the UK Textile Industry & Retail sectors to make a difference in this ever-challenging world.



Join the ASBCI and gain access to all of our resources and member benefits.

The benefits of joining the ASBCI

Discounted access to ASBCI events

Members receive substantial discounts on the ASBCI’s highly regarded technical seminars and conferences.

Premier members receive One Free conference or seminar registration per annum

Networking opportunities

The ASBCI hosts many online and in-person events, providing opportunities to connect with your peers, discover synergies and opportunities, share knowledge and collaborate to address industry challenges.

Premier membership

The ASBCI’s premier membership programme offers enhanced benefits in addition to all those available to standard members, including the option of a representative on the ASBCI executive committee. Contact us for more details.

Contact details of members

Need to contact another member? Our directory provides up-to-date contact details for all members at a senior level.

Free technical site visits

Go behind the scenes at ASBCI member sites and discover the latest innovations in design, processes and equipment with our member-exclusive technical visits.

Free access to member-only webinars

Stay up to date on the latest industry trends, developments, and legislation by attending our free members-only webinars.

Premier member spotlight on our website once per annum

An opportunity for Premier members to showcase their business, their innovations and launches to the entire membership, to help achieve their goals!

Advance Notice For Members

Premier members receive 72 hours advance notice on events, compared to non-members.  Standard members receive 24 hours advance notice on events, compared to non-members.

Increased Advertising for Premier Members

One FREE banner ad per annum on the ASBCI website for Premier members

Member discounts on expert technical handbooks

Benefit from our library of expert publications on a range of key topics at special member-only prices.

Your news on our website

Product launch or new hire? Share your company news and achievements and we will publish these on our website news section.

Receive and contribute to the ASBCI magazine

In Association is a free, quarterly publication for members and the wider industry. Members are encouraged to share their knowledge by providing educational, informative content free of charge for inclusion in each issue.

Discounts on advertising in our publications and event brochures

Promote your brand at a competitive rate with preferential member-only discounts on advertising.

Free opportunities to advertise your job vacancy

Are you hiring? Send us your vacancies, and we will share these with our extensive membership network via the appropriate channels.

Free new business referrals

When businesses approach us with opportunities, we will share these with our member network.

Professional links with other industry trade associations

The ASBCI is affiliated with organisations such as the UKFT, The Textile Institute, The Society of Dyers and Colourists, the Home Laundering Consultative Council, and the United Kingdom Textile Laboratory Forum.

Advice from the ASBCI’s law firm

Need advice on a business, compliance or debt issue? Chadwick Lawrence specialises in commercial law and offers a 20% discount on fees to ASBCI members. Please contact us for your discount code.

Open forum for discussion

The ASBCI provides a platform for discussion about the issues that matter to members. Get involved and share your views.