Skillset is the Sector Skills Council representing the Creative Media Industries and as of 1st April 2010 the Fashion and Textiles sector. Skillset works with both the industry and government to identify and tackle the skills and productivity needs of fashion and textiles employers throughout the UK to make sure they have access to the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. We do this by influencing and leading; developing skills, learning and development and education policy; and through opening up the industries to the UK’s pool of diverse talent. Skillset is responsible for the production of Sector Skills Assessments (SSA) for the UK and each of the UK’s four constituent nations. This is the executive summary for the SSA for the fashion and textiles industry in the UK.