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Speakers announced for Make it British Forum

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Industry experts will tell you all you need to know to develop a ‘Made in Britain’ brand at our first Make it British Forum

Make it British ForumMake it British has announced the speaker line up for its first Make it British Forum on 26 October 2016 at De Montfort University as part of the Leicester Business Festival.

Speakers will include: Justine Tabak, who recently launched her own eponymous womenswear brand ‘Justine Tabak’, manufactured entirely in the UK, will be sharing the trials and tribulations of developing a brand

Designer, Karen Tickle of Ticklish Kids, will look at the challenges of designing and pattern cutting

Simon Platts of ASOS will explore what to look for in a factory partner and how to avoid the most common production pitfalls

Jess McGuire-Dudley, of John Smedley, will be offering advice on how to promote a British-made brand

Saf Ismail of Elite Labels will be joining us in a panel discussion, giving a manufacturers’ perspective on product development

We’re delighted to have such a high-profile line up of speakers for our debut Forum in Leicester.  This one-day event will provide you with all you need to know to develop a made in Britain brand, from design, product development and manufacturing to funding, promotion and selling the product.

The sessions will be interactive with plenty of time for Q&As and networking.  And with such a diverse mix of opinions across a broad range of product areas, from menswear, womenswear and childrenswear to knitwear and footwear – we’re expecting some lively debates!

The Make it British Forum will be held in association with the UK Fashion and Textile Association.

Go here to book tickets and find out more details about the event

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