10 great reasons to support local manufacturing

A video showing why Ally Capellino uses a Hackney factory to make 40% of her bags inspired us to come up with our top 10 reasons to support local manufacturing

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Made in England stamp on an Ally Capellino bag

The below video is one of a series by DISC (the Designer Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre), extolling the virtues of manufacturing in the UK. In it, Ally Lloyd-Platt, of the Ally Capellino bag company,  justifies why she chooses to manufacture locally.

Her reasons are:

  1. You can build good relationships with your manufacturers

  2. It gives you more control

  3. You can develop ideas with your factory

  4. Customers like it

  5. A sense of pride that the products are made in Britain

    To this list we would also add:

  6. It helps keep people in the UK in jobs

  7. The carbon footprint of a product is reduced if it is made locally

  8. You are never more than a few hours away if there is a problem

  9. You don’t wait months for the finished product to get to you

  10. Great Britain becomes a nation of makers again

So let’s keep supporting local manufacturing!

You can view more videos by DISC, including a trip to niche garment manufacturing unit Eden Studio, by visiting their page on Vimeo.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/49022478]

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