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Top 40 British-made Knitwear Brands

The ultimate guide to British knitwear brands – all made in the UK British knitwear is world-renowned. It’s no wonder – the mechanical knitting machine was invented in England and the oldest operating factory in the world is owned by a knitwear manufacturer – John Smedley. When it comes to quality, British knitwear can’t be…

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Top 40 British-made Home Textiles Brands

If your home is in need of an update, look no further than this, our Top 40 British home textiles brands. There’s nothing that will make your home feel cosier than well designed and quality made textiles and soft furnishings.  We bring you our top 40 list of the best British-made home textiles brands. Abraham…

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Crown Northampton collaborate with innovative British goat leather brand

Heritage shoemakers, Crown Northampton, team up with a local sustainable goat tannery to produce an innovative sneaker range. Make it British member, Crown Northampton, is a proud Northampton company that understands the rich and important shoemaking heritage of its town. Crown is the flagship brand of the Woodford family business that has been hand making…

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Live from my new British sofa!

Facebook Live 27 September 2018   Every Thursday at 1pm I do a Facebook live on our Make it British Facebook page. If you’d like to join me one week I’d love to see you. Just click like below to follow the page and be updated. Here are the links and references that I promised…

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Top 20 British-made sock brands

It’s the Make it British top 20 list of socks Made in Britain! Socks are often an afterthought when pulling together your outfit, but they can make or break your look. Whether you want them for warmth, comfort, performance or to make a statement we have found British-made socks to suit everyone. Pantherella Pantherella Socks…

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Top 25 British Yarn Producers

Where can you buy British yarn? Loads of places! Read on to find out who’s making yarn here. From local farms and hand-dyers, to large mills and commercial spinners, there’s a wealth of British yarn makers producing some amazing quality yarn. Following on from a request via the website asking where they could buy British-made…

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How to build your British-made brand with Ruth Farrell

Ruth Farrell

Starting a British-made fashion brand? Watch our video interview with fashion consultant and British-made brand owner Ruth Farrell, to gain valuable insight into how you can build your brand. Ruth Farrell has 30 years experience in the fashion industry from fashion assistant to creative manager and has worked across retail, etail and wholesale.  She works…

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Make it British Weekly News Round-up: 26 August 2018

UK manufacturing and British-made brands in the news this week: Fast fashion and the British textile industry; Last footwear factory in Norwich to close; UK manufacturing facts and figure; New members Style Manufacturing; Private White ‘Sheep to Shop’ video Fast fashion: Does it represent the future of the British textiles industry? (The Manufacturer) This post…

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Top 30 British-made dog accessories brands

They are man’s best friend and we love to accessorise our pooches! We’ve pulled together a list of the best British dog accessories brands. Thanks to our friends on Instagram we’ve put together a list of the best British dog accessories brands out there, and once again we have been overwhelmed with great recommendations! Berkeley Dog…

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Why every manufacturer should be on Instagram

You’re a manufacturer so you don’t think it’s worth being on Instagram? Right? Wrong! If you are a UK manufacturer, especially if your customers are in the creative industries, you really should think about having an active Instagram profile. And here’s why. Vanners have been weaving silk in Suffolk since 1740. 🌈 I think that…

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Top 10 English Sparkling Wines

English sparkling wine is one of our favourite summer tipples here at Make it British. So we’ve decided to create a list to help you enjoy it too! Here’s our Top 10 of English sparkling wines… According to the English Wine Producers there are over 500 commercial vineyards in the UK and 133 wineries. 66%…

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Make it British Weekly News Round-up: 12 August 2018

The future of Manufacturing report

UK manufacturing and British-made brands in the news this week: Portmerion on track for record year; Pashley and Morgan collaborate; British innovation receives £1bn in funding; The future of manufacturing report; Pottery giant Portmeirion on track for TENTH year of record turnover (Stoke Sentinel) Great to see Stoke pottery company Portmerion continuing to grow. It’s…

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Top 15 British Camping Equipment Brands

Going camping? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to British-made camping equipment. We bring you our top 15 British-made products and accessories to make your camping trip as comfortable, stylish and enjoyable as possible. We just can’t guarantee you the weather! The All in One Company If you are camping in the UK…

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Why all brands need a clear vision of the future to succeed with Charlotte Meek

Charlotte Meek, the founder of Yorkshire brand The Stitch Society, delivers a fascinating talk.  She discusses branding and growing your business in the textile industry, but the lessons are relevant to all British businesses across any sector.  It’s essential watching for anyone looking to build a brand in the UK today. Charlotte owns the successful…

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Make it British Weekly News Round-up: 5 August 2018

UK manufacturing and British-made brands in the news this week: JH Cunliffe set to expand; Strong growth for SME manufacturers; Brits buying fewer UK made cars Rochdale textile company set to expand (Rochdale Online) A textile firm in Rochdale, supplying the UK high street with narrow width fabrics for use in home furnishings, has announced…

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Top 15 Yorkshire textile mills

Famous for it’s lush countryside and rolling dales, Yorkshire is also renowned for producing some of the world’s finest textiles. We bring you our top 15 Yorkshire textile mills. There are several dozen textile firms still operating in Yorkshire, including weavers, spinners, dyers and finishers. The  woollen and worsted cloth produced in the region is…

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