The U.K.’s Department for International Trade is responsible for promoting U.K. trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to the U.K. It is a specialized government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.

In the fashion apparel market, DIT touts U.K. fashion as offering a high degree of professionalism and originality. U.K. fashion is positioned as having a “commercial mind-set” that is “international in its outlook.” And DIT describes the U.K. as a home to leading designers. In accessories and handbags, DIT has worked with U.K. brands like: Anya Hindmarch, Monica Vinader, Bremont, Cutler & Gross, Mulberry, Sabina Savage, Orla Kiely, Pantherella, Fox Umbrellas and Strathberry, among others.

In apparel, the list includes companies like Superdry, Derek Rose, Reiss, Alexander McQueen, Mary Katrantzou, French Connection, Ted Baker, New & Lingwood, Gymphlex, Melissa Odabash and Monreal London, among many others.

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