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WIN – A Bee Goodness Gift Set from Bee Good

Bee Good have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a Bee Goodness Gift Set Bee Good are makers of award-winning naturally focused skincare all containing honey, beeswax and propolis carefully harvested from beautiful British bees. This independent British skincare company is based in rural Hampshire. They harness the potent properties…

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Make it British Live! 2020 Postponed

We have taken the very difficult decision to postpone Make it British Live! until further notice. This has been a heart-wrenching decision to make, but in light of recent developments of Covid-19, and after extensive conversations with many of our exhibitors and visitors over the last few days we feel this is the right thing to…

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WIN – a pair of Handley Chelsea Boots from Cody & Co

Cody & Co have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a pair of Handley Chelsea Boots The Cody & Co range of men’s shoes is manufactured in Sheffield, England. They use locally sourced materials wherever possible and their packaging is sustainably sourced.  Their product is designed in the spirit of the…

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Survey: Impact of coronavirus on UK manufacturers

UK manufacturers coronavirus survey

Make it British surveyed UK fashion and textile manufacturers to find out if they have seen any impact to their business as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Many factories in China, where a large proportion of the world’s fashion brands and retailers source their products from, have been shut since January. Further delays to…

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WIN – A Rip-Stop Dry-Wax Poncho from Blackshore

Blackshore have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a Rip-Stop Dry-Wax Poncho Blackshore: sustainably made British Coastal Clothing from Southwold, Suffolk. Blackshore is the definitive casual collection for discerning men and women who love the coastline of the British Isles. Taking inspiration from the fishermen and boat builders for whom…

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Julie Deane OBE to speak at Make it British Live!

Julie Deane Cambridge Satchel

Julie Deane OBE, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, will be gracing the stage at Make it British Live! this year to share her inspiring story with us. Julie’s tale of how she founded The Cambridge Satchel company with a few hundred pounds, and then took her brand global, is now legendary. But perhaps what…

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WIN – A Discovery Skincare Set from Trine Oils

Trine Oils have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a Discovery Skincare Set   Trine Oils provide vegan and cruelty-free natural oils for face and body, for your health, wellness and beauty. They offer products which are eco-friendly, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and natural. Their oils are organic and cold-pressed, fragrance and…

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Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing Set Up Factory in Suffolk

More and more these days brands are setting up their own factories in order to take control of their own production. Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing is one such brand. Founder Paul Brown tells us about his journey to setting-up his own UK clothing factory, how it has benefited his brand, and how they can help…

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WIN – A British Wool Tote Bag from Hettie

Hettie have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a British wool tote bag Hettie is home to a range of handmade British accessories from unique dog collars and harnesses to luxury wool totes and ladies shoulder bags. Each piece within the collection has been designed to be treasured and has…

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Manufacturing Hero: Christopher Nieper

David Nieper MD Christopher Nieper

Christopher Nieper, MD of David Nieper awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours 💯 Congratulations to this man – Christopher Nieper, MD of clothing manufacturer David Nieper – who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Never has an award been more deserving. If there is one person more than…

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WIN – An Artisan Natural Tan Dog Leash from Seldom Found

Seldom Found have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win an Artisan Natural Tan Dog Leash Seldom Found handcraft a range of leather dog collars and leashes. Every item is handmade to order using the finest materials, handcut and crafted from start to finish in one studio, without the use of…

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Made in UK Christmas Gifts for the Home

Wanting to find a Christmas present for a home lover? We have some fantastic UK-made homeware gift ideas for you, from home textiles to garden furniture. David Watson David Watson has chosen some of his favourite British artists and collaborated with them to create accessories and have extended their products to include cushions.. Each design…

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WIN – A £500 family gift voucher from the All-in-One Company

The All-in-One Company have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a £500 family gift voucher From feeling Roarsome with your pride, to monkeying around, or cosying up with your cub, you could win a £500 Gift Voucher and Create-your-Own Tribe of Onesies for the whole family.   The All-in-One Company…

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11 Factors affecting manufacturing costs

There are many things that can influence your manufacturing costs. Here’s what they are – and how to mitigate them. When you ask a manufacturer how much something is going to cost right at the start of a conversation with them, chances are they’ll not give you an answer. Or you’ll receive an estimated price…

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In the Press: Make it British on C4 SuperShoppers

C4 Supershoppers

How is the cost of clothing in stores calculated? Ever wondered how big retailers work out the price of clothing you see in stores? Is it genuinely related to how much it costs to manufacture? Or do they make up the prices according to how much they think you’ll pay? The cost of clothes and…

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Why the value of UK manufacturing is underestimated

value of UK manufacturing

There’s barely any manufacturing left in the UK, everyone works in the service industry instead, right? Wrong! Due to the outdated way that the Government looks at statistics, we are all being led to believe that manufacturing contributes just a small percentage of value to the UK economy. But a recent report by Cambridge University…

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Why fashion has to be valued if Brand Britain is to survive Brexit

Fashion Roundtable, the independent think tank which campaigns for fashion to have a voice in parliament, has issued a warning on how Brexit delays and the current political landscape are impacting UK fashion brands and manufacturers. Tamara Cincik, founder of Fashion Roundtable and Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group For Textiles and Fashion, is calling on…

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WIN a luxury silk scarf from Firehorse

Your chance to WIN this luxury silk scarf from British fashion accessory brand Firehorse Firehorse is a luxury fashion accessories brand championing the best of British design and craftsmanship. Its debut collection of limited edition silk scarves is designed and hand-made in England. Firehorse scarves showcase the talent of up and coming designers, each of…

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