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Welcome to the Fashion Association of Britain

FAB is a division of bira, with a rich heritage dating back through the British Shops and Stores Association, the Menswear Association of Britain (MAB), right back to the Drapers Chamber of Trade of Great Britain and Ireland (DCT) as it was first known.

Dedicated to the independent fashion retail industry, the Fashion Association of Britain connects you to an eclectic mix of businesses from ground-breaking start-ups to knowledgeable family-owned businesses.

Through study tours, behind-the-scenes shop visits and exhibitions, you’ll absorb expertise, share successes and failures and build on the strength of your business.

Since 1899, we’ve supported the industry and are proud to be able to offer you business services to save you time and money from the British Independent Retailers Association as part of membership.

Services

Business banking

We’ve negotiated a rates package with our approved service partner HSBC to help bring down the cost of your business banking. As a bira member, you can now enjoy preferential rates and significant savings against their Small Business Tariff.

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Card processing

Benefit from a specially formed packaged rate that brings together a range of different card schemes and types to offer you preferrential rates that are easy to understand.

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bira events

From global players to niche start-ups, find inspiration and network with key contacts at our selection of events, exhibitions and member meetings.

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bira legal

Gain unlimited access to legal advice, guidance and protection from a dedicated team of legal adviser and consultants.

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