Our 12 favourite photos from Meet the Manufacturer 2015

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Picture highlights from our second trade show and conference

Meet the Manufacturer show brochure

3000 show guides ready to go

Over 100 companies from across the fashion and textile sectors came together to exhibit at our Meet the Manufacturer trade show this year. They were joined by over 3000 visitors  who attended the show to find factories and to network with people in the UK fashion and textile industry. We also held a series of talks at the event. Thanks go to the 24 speakers who inspired a packed-out conference room over the two days.

For the first time, the event also included a fashion show, in collaboration with the Leicestershire Textiles Hub and styled by celebrity TV stylist Zoe Lem, with support from Mistair make-up and Trevor Sorbie.

These are just some of the great photos of what was a very exciting but tiring two days…to view all of the photos from the event visit our photo album here.

Creative Skillset Stand hosting 'Meet the Trainer' with advice on apprenticeships

Creative Skillset Stand hosting ‘Meet the Trainer’ with advice on apprenticeships

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, discussing high end manufacturing

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, discussing high end manufacturing

Some of the people that made the Leicestershire Textiles Hub Fashion Show possible

Some of the people that made the Leicestershire Textiles Hub Fashion Show possible

John Miln, CEO of UKFT talking business with Mustard Ties

John Miln, CEO of UKFT talking business with Mustard Ties

A stunning coat made in Leicester - part of our fashion show

A stunning coat made in Leicester – part of our fashion show

Our fashion show showcased over 30 manufacturers and brands that make in Leicestershire

Our fashion show showcased over 30 manufacturers and brands that make in Leicestershire

Some of our lovely staff pouring the complimentary Pimms

Some of our lovely staff pouring the complimentary Pimms

The two Simons - Mr Colbeck from M&S and Mr Platts from ASOS - enjoying the sunshine

The two Simons – Mr Colbeck from M&S and Mr Platts from ASOS – enjoying the sunshine

The London Small Business Centre & East End Manufacturing join me for a drink

The London Small Business Centre & East End Manufacturing join me for a drink

David Suddens from Dr Martens giving a heart-felt account of closing UK factories in the '90s

David Suddens from Dr Martens giving a heart-felt account of closing UK factories in the ’90s

Sun streaming into the trade show on day 2 - we WILL have air-conditioning next time!

Sun streaming into the trade show on day 2 – we WILL have air-conditioning next time!

One Response

  1. Well put, sir, well put. I’ll certainly make note of that.

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