The ITI Beauty, Fashion and Luxury Network (BFL Network) is a specialist group open to all translators and interpreters working in all language combinations in these fields. We also welcome language professionals who do not specialise in these areas but have a general interest and would like to learn more.

What is the aim of the group?

We aim to build a friendly and supportive network where translators and interpreters specialising in beauty, fashion and luxury goods can share their knowledge and expertise, as well as relevant opportunities in these fields, through different online and in-person events. Our network has a collaborative feel, where each and every member is encouraged to contribute, no matter their level of specialisation.

While the areas of beauty and fashion are self-explanatory, luxury goods can cover everything from high fashion and jewellery to property, sports cars and yachts. Despite the great variety of products included in this specialisation, we believe the shared skills and expertise of BFL translators and interpreters can complement each other, as each of these fields shares similar linguistic, technical and creative challenges.

Where do we meet?

We hold a combination of online and in-person events, which are both professional and social in nature. We also have an email forum where members can post about all aspects of BFL translation and interpreting, such as terminology queries, work opportunities, CPD events and industry developments.