Wholesale Fashion Trades Association

Scope and Content

Signed Council minutes, 1933-46; agenda book, 1944-7; minutes of AGMs and internal committees, 1933-55; minutes of various Sections, 1942-7; printed report, 1942.

The collection forms part of the archive of the British Clothing Industry Association (MSS.222), in which the records of various predecessor and related organisations are contained.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1933, the Wholesale Fashion Trades Association became the British Fashion Trade Association in 1945. Two years later it merged with the Apparel Manufacturers' Association to become the British Fashion Trade and Apparel Manufacturers' Association, from mid-1948 the Apparel and Fashion Industry's Association.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information This collection was deposited with the Modern Records Centre in 1981 by the British Clothing Industry Association and forms part of its archive.

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Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Related material The records of similar associations can also be found within MSS.222.