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 […]
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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
Cheap clothing does not always work out cheaper in the long run. Save money on clothing by buying UK-made. We show you how.
Julie Deane CBE is the founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, which manufactures all its bags in the UK. I chatted to Julie on Made in UK Day to talk about why the Cambridge Satchels are made in the UK, and
It’s so fantastic to see new products come to fruition 😊 I’ve been helping Rosie (+ Winnie, her miniature Dachshund ) to create this innovative new dog car seat – and it has just launched! Rosie joined my coaching programme
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.
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
Made in Great Britain and Made in UK are often used interchangeably. We’ve done it here at Make it British, but there is a difference between the phrases. You may not know what that difference is, so here’s an explanation
Leicester based knitwear manufacturer Mars Knitwear have utilised the power of video on social media to share their thoughts on why we should buy British, as well as giving us an insight into the vision of the UK knitwear manufacturer.
Laxtons is one of the UK’s leading specialist yarn manufacturers serving high end global brands. They are still very much a family business, founded by George Laxton and Gordon Holmes in 1907 and run today by the fourth generation, James
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
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
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
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
The coronavirus is affecting many different industries, maybe none more so than manufacturing supply chains. In this report I did with the BBC we looked at the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on UK textile manufacturers. Could this lead to
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
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
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
The UK Fashion and textiles industry employs 120,000 people and produces £9 billion of textiles every year. This hugely important UK industry, with roots established before the industrial revolution, is experiencing unprecedented demand despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit. 2019
The northern business that started as a daft idea in the pub and began operations on referendum day has dashed past the £1m mark as Brexit looms. Make it British Members HebTroCo is a two-man menswear start-up which was launched
Trailblazer of UK reshoring and ethical manufacturing, Jenny Holloway gives a frank interview on how tough it was to set up a clothing factory. Having previously come from a buying background, she shares the highs and lows it took to create
Brand Consultant, Andrea Freeman, joins us to discuss her work with heritage brands to keep them relevant for todays customer, and share how she is building one of her own – The Beehive Brand. The Beehive Brand is a heritage
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
The variety of knitted fabrics available can be confusing, but understanding the different fabric types is essential when designing fashion. Your fabric choices can make or break your product when it goes into production. We speak to Rajen Ved of