£300,000 academy to open in the heart of Leicester's troubled textile sector

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A £300,000 training academy is to be set up in the heart of Leicester’s troubled textile industry.

The city council is to establish the Leicester Fashion Technology Academy (LFTA) in Spinney Hills where many of the city’s clothing manufacturers are based.

The council is working with training provider Fashion Enter Ltd and clothing company Ethically Sourced Products Ltd on the scheme.

There are more than 1,000 garment workshops in the city which has the second-largest concentration of textile and fashion manufacturing businesses in the UK.

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The sector has been in the spotlight over the last year over concerns about worker exploitation by some textile

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