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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. Adriana Homewares Adriana Homewares’ throws are woven and made in Yorkshire using beautifully soft 100% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool.  They pride themselves on their Yorkshire heritage as well as…

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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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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 Due to the outdated way that the Government looks at statistics, we are all being led to believe that manufacturing contributes just a small percentage of value to the UK economy.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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Government interim report into the sustainability of UK fashion industry – where were the manufacturers?

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Lack of manufacturers represented at the Government’s review of the sustainability of the UK fashion industry is very telling – what can be done to give them more of a voice? Last week the UK Government released its interim report into the sustainability of the fashion industry. One of the issues that they addressed was concerns…

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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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Should I exhibit at a trade show?

In this interview with Janet Murray for The Janet Murray Show podcast, I explain why you should exhibit a trade show and how to get a great return on the investment The Janet Murray Show is a fantastic podcast from Marketing expert Janet Murray, showcasing practical marketing strategies through inspiring interviews with entrepreneurs.  I was…

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