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Duchamp scarves by Begg of Ayr

Video showing the making of a scarf by Begg of Ayr for Duchamp For those that love a closer look at the manufacturing process that goes into producing luxury British goods, here is a great video by Duchamp of the making of their scarves at Begg of Ayr in Scotland. This is one of a…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 21st November 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week 21st November 2011

Made in Britain from the web this week: Breanish Tweed | Private White V.C.| British Manufacturing Breanish Tweed: Unique Luxury (Permanent Style) The men’s sartorial blog, Permanent Style, has developed it’s own tweed with the Scottish weavers Breanish. Made from Shetland wool, it will be available to order from December.  The article has some great…

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Inspirational British brand: Beautiful Soul

Inspirational British brand: Beautiful Soul

Make it British catches up with Nicola Woods of new British label Beautiful Soul and finds a designer who is loving the challenge of manufacturing in Britain. Beautiful Soul is a British, luxury womenswear label based in London’s Notting Hill that was founded in 2008. The company produces both a ready-to-wear collection (Beautiful Soul London)…

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Make it in Great Britain – questions for Vince Cable

Make it in Great Britain - questions for Vince Cable

Yesterday I was invited to the launch of the government’s Make it in Great Britain campaign, which I featured on this site a couple of weeks ago. Whilst I didn’t get a lot of time to grill business secretary Vince Cable with all my questions about what the government is doing to address the skills…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 14th November 2011

Ed Miliband calls for recognisable Made in Britain logo

Made in Britain from the web this week | Buy British | Lingerie made in the UK Buy British: Why isn’t there a new campaign? (BBC News) The BBC ran an article this week asking ‘why aren’t there more campaigns encouraging people to be patriotic and buy products made in the UK?’ The Express followed…

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Private White V.C open London store

Private White V.C, the superb menswear brand launched by quality British manufacturers Cooper and Stollbrand,  has opened it’s first London store. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkuT-oce57k&feature=player_embedded[/tube] They have been selling their range of heritage menswear online for a while, but now Private White V.C have chosen Lambs Conduit Street in Bloomsbury for their first venture into retail. The location…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 7th November 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week 21st November 2011

Made in Britain from the web this week | Abraham Moon | Brora |Pashley | 7th November 2011 The craft of Abraham Moon (Style Salvage) Lovely article about the Abraham Moon mill in Yorkshire showing the whole weaving process from fibre to cloth. Louise Gray for Brora (Telegraph) Scottish knitwear designer Louise Gray has put…

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British Knitwear Designers: Common Sons

Common Sons

Make it British interviews Sam Clapp from new modern British knitwear label Common Sons Can you tell me a bit more about yourself and why you set up Common Sons? I have always worked in the clothing industry, most recently doing retail design for Pop Store Commercial. During discussions with people we have worked with…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 1st November 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week 1st November 2011

Made in Britain from the web this week | John Lewis | Dunhill Factory |1st November 2011 John Lewis to support Made in the UK (Drapers) The week before last I was invited to attend a showcase of British-made brands at John Lewis, intended to encourage their buyers to source from companies manufacturing in the UK. Amongst…

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Government Launches Make it in Great Britain Campaign

Government Launches Make it in Great Britain Campaign

Vince Cable calls for UK manufacturing champions In an attempt to put Made in Britain at the forefront of the public’s minds during the Olympic Games next year, Vince Cable is looking for 30 industry experts to help spearhead a Make it in Great Britain campaign that will culminate in an exhibition of the best…

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Mary Portas to Champion UK Manufacturing

Mary Portas to Champion UK Manufacturing

Will Mary Portas be portrayed as the saviour of UK Manufacturing? I read today that Mary Portas is to open a clothing factory in  Greater Manchester, that will be featured in a new TV series entitled Mary’s Sweatshop. Channel 4 have invested in the disused factory, Warwick Mill in Middleton, with a view to teaching…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 24th October 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week 24th October 2011

Made in Britain from the web this week | Grenson Shoes | Fallow Denim | 24th October 2011 At Grenson’s Shoe Factory (Spitalfields Life) The Gentle Author goes inside the Grenson shoe factory in Northamptonshire, with some great pictures of their footwear being made. Fallow Denim A/W Lookbook (Lineage of Influence) We featured Fallow denim on…

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Rosy Lee Tea: A great British tea company

Rosy Lee Tea

Make it British have just discovered a new British tea company: Rosy Lee Tea Here at Make it British we love a cuppa tea, and this week we chanced upon the fabulous new Rosy Lee Tea. Apart from the fact that it is a great tasting blend of the finest Assam and Kenyan tea, it…

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New British Designer manufacturing in the UK: L.2.Mae

L2Mae

Make it British talks to Debbie Huntley, creative director of L.2.Mae, a new British designer who debuted at London Fashion Week this year. Can you tell me a bit more about yourself and why you set up your company? I graduated from the university of Huddersfield last year and had always wanted to have my…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 17th October 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week 17th October 2011

News on British made products from around the web this week | Oct 17th 2011 Why ‘Made in Britain’ is back in fashion (The Scotsman) In the wake of Scottish cashmere manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin winning the gold award at the UKFT’s Export Awards, The Scotsman asks whether manufacturing really can switch back to the UK…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 10th October 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week 10th October 2011

A round up on the latest news from the web on products made in Britain. This week: Barbour Grenson, New Balance, Pantherella and more Video footage of the making of the Barbour Grenson footwear range If you like to see where you clothes come from, as we do, then you will love this footage from…

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Harris Tweed celebrates its 100th Anniversary

In the first of a three part series on Harris Tweed, Make it British presents Lara Platman’s book that marks the 100th Anniversary of this special fabric. It was a century ago that the Scottish textiles industry registered it’s trademark Orb stamp, and Harris Tweed has not changed much since. Still woven by hand in…

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Made in Britain in the news this week 3rd October 2011

A round up of the latest news on products made in Britain. This week: Top Man & Gloverall Top Man launch a Made in England range  The high street retailer has launched a capsule collection entitled Made in England that has been completely manufactured in the UK. The nine piece collection features several suits, a waistcoat…

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Fallow Denim: A truly British jeans brand

Fallow Denim

Whilst there are a lot British jeans brands around, very few are actually made in Britain. Martin Wedderburn and Bronagh Keegan hope to change all that with their new brand Fallow Denim. In this interview Bronagh tells Make it British about the reasons behind Fallow’s choice to make their products in the UK. Can you…

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Made in Britain news this week 26th September 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week: H by Harris, Crooked Tongues and New Balance, Vince Cable Unpicking the seams…H by Harris for GQ iPad Case (Style Salvage) Harris Elliot, owner of the British made accessories company H by Harris, chats with Style Salvage about his collaboration with GQ on a limited edition iPad case. (Photo: Style…

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Old Town: Traditional British Clothing

Old Town have been featured on Make it British before, because we think that their brand sums up everything that good British clothing should be about – authentic, honest and functional. Plus we love their nod to the past. So when a little card popped through our door this week with an invitation to view…

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Made in Britain news this week 19th August 2011

Made in Britain in the news this week: Roksanda Ilincic, Mulberry, London Design Festival, British Craftsmanship Roksanda Ilincic: ‘I think the Queen would look very nice wearing my clothes’ (Telegraph) A visit to London Fashion Week last week revealed that more and more designers are now making ‘Made in Britain’ a part of their brand. Roksanda…

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