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

How to follow-up after a trade show

You’ve visited a trade show and made some great contacts, then what? How to you make the most of those contacts and take your discussions further? Read on for our tips, and sample email, on how to follow-up after a […]

How to launch a British-made handbag business with Isabella Queen

Isabelle Ugochukwu, founder and creative director of Isabella Queen, shares her personal experience and expertise on launching a British-made handbag business. Coming from a corporate background, Isabelle took the plunge to start her own luxury handbag business combining authentic craftsmanship

Looking for UK manufacturers? Come to our trade show!

Clothing manufacturers, bag makers, fabric mills, knitwear factories, a wool room and an enterprise room specially for small businesses…find it all at ‘Meet the Manufacturer 2017’ One of the questions that I most often get asked is: ‘Where can I find

British Wool – From sheep to loom

Find out how wool is processed from fleece to fabric and why using British wool is important, as we chat to Laura Rosenzweig, the founder of Laura’s Loom. Laura, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you

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Why authenticity is important to us

…and why Make it British is not affiliated with any other ‘made in Britain’ campaigns… I was recently contacted by a web developer, prospecting for some business. His pitch was that he’d been through the code on the Make it

The history of UK sock manufacturer Pantherella

We chat to Justin Hall, chief executive of UK sock manufacturer Pantherella about their long history, their Leicester factory and their exciting future   Pantherella are a world renowned brand manufacturing fine English socks and hosiery from their Leicester factory. Their

English Fine Cottons

A visit to English Fine Cottons

Is Britain really going to be spinning cotton again? Yes it is! It all started at our Meet the Manufacturer conference, apparently. Brendan McCormack, Steve Shaugnessy, and Andy Ogden, joint owners and general manager respectively, of Culimeta-Saveguard, came to the event to