14/08/2014 16:41 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

10 Facts About The UK Fashion And Textiles Industry You Didn't Know

Sure, you love fashion. But did you know how big the fashion and textiles industry in the UK actually is? Here's 10 need-to-know facts about our most stylish sector...

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 17: Models walk the runway at the Michael van der Ham show at London Fashion Week AW14 at Tate Modern on February 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

1. It employs and champions loads of women! 70 a year in the last decade and currently sit between £2.5 and £2.9 billion.

6. The supply and manufacturing side of the UK fashion and textiles sectors makes £11.8 billion a year AND makes up for 79,000 businesses and 340,000 jobs.

7. Wages in the UK fashion education sector reached £16 million in 2009.

8. It takes British creativity all over the world. Fore example, a record 321 British womenswear, accessory and shoe designers exhibited in Paris during March 2014 as part of Paris Fashion Week.

9. We want what it has to offer. British shoppers spend almost £55 billion a year on the high street.

10. The UK is the third-largest fashion employer in the EU surpassed only by Italy and Germany.

Sources: The 'Value of the UK Fashion Industry' report commissioned by the British Fashion Council,, UK Fashion and Textile Association.

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