The Make it British blog has been shining a (very bright but energy efficient) light on all-things-local since 2011.

BooHoo's Made in UK Scam

BooHoo’s Made in UK Scam

In the world of clothing, various studies have shown that a “Made in the UK” label can be of great value to a brand. It symbolises quality, craftsmanship, and a commitment to ethical practices. However, recent events at BooHoo have […]

10 Facts You May Not Know About British Wool

10 Facts You May Not Know About British Wool

How much do you know about the wool industry and British wool? We bring you 10 amazing facts so you can find out more about this unique fibre. This week sees the official start of Wool Month (3rd-30th October), a campaign

HebTroCo Made Right Here

HebTroCo: Made Right Here

Menswear brand HebTroCo take a journey around the UK to document what’s ‘Made right here’ including manufacturers of their own products Since 2006, Brant and Ed of HebTroCo have been selling their popular jeans to people all over the world.

Made in UK Day Round-up

Made in UK Day 2021 – Round up & Stats

Thanks to everyone that supported the first-ever Made in UK Day on 9th March 2021. The hashtag #madeinukday trended at No.5 in the United Kingdom on Twitter. It also had a total reach of over 38.5 million people – 25% of which

Johnstons of Elgin Weaves Sustainability into New Label EveryYarn

Luxury Scottish cashmere manufacturer, Johnstons of Elgin, is reinforcing its sustainable credentials through the launch of a new range using leftover yarn from its main collections. Maintaining the highest level of quality, the range will benefit the environment and last longer

Future proof the UK textile industry

How do we future-proof the UK textile industry?

Webinar Replay Wouldn’t it be great if the UK textile industry could create less waste, increase sales and become more profitable?  Local manufacturing is an increasing focus for brands and designers looking for a fast turnaround on products that don’t

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. Make it British member Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing is one such brand. Founder Paul Brown tells us about his

David Nieper MD Christopher Nieper

Manufacturing Hero: 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

Study finds UK Clothing Manufacturing is 47% Greener

Derbyshire fashion firm David Nieper has commissioned an academic report into the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing. The report highlights 47% less emissions are created by manufacturing clothes in the UK. The report, commissioned by UK clothing manufacturer David Nieper, was

value of UK manufacturing

Why the value of UK manufacturing is underestimated

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

Inspiring Talks Pull in the Crowds at Make it British Live! 2019

Thousands of manufacturers, retailers, designers and academics gathered to showcase the creativity and diversity of UK manufacturing and to share their inspiring stories at Make it British Live! 2019 at The Business Design Centre, London. These are challenging but exciting

Lauren in Tiffany Rose

Why is there not more maternity wear made in the UK?

British-made maternity wear: Why are there not more brands making in the UK? By Lauren Walker With my second baby due very soon, I wanted to take a look at British-made maternity wear brands and why there are surprisingly few