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Ruth Farrell
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How to build your British-made brand with Ruth Farrell

Starting a British-made fashion brand? Watch our video interview with fashion consultant and British-made brand owner Ruth Farrell, to gain valuable insight into...

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Why all brands need a clear vision of the future to succeed with Charlotte Meek

Charlotte Meek, the founder of Yorkshire brand The Stitch Society, delivers a fascinating talk.  She discusses branding and growing your business in the...

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knitted fabrics, aristo, Rajen Ved
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Understanding knitted fabrics with Rajen Ved of Aristo Fabrics

The variety of knitted fabrics available can be confusing, but understanding the different fabric types is essential when designing fashion. Your fabric choices...

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How to become an independent jewellery maker, with Isabella Day

Have you considered making the leap to a more creative career? Isabella Day shares the story of how she started her jewellery business...

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Why all designer start-ups should have the know-how to make a garment, with Jenni Sutton of Fashion Enter

Jenni Sutton discusses the importance of technical knowledge and production skills to designers and start-up fashion brands. Fashion Enter is a large, ethical factory...

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How to gain investment for your start-up brand with Simon Middleton

Brand guru, Simon Middleton, shares his advice on how to gain investment for your start-up brand and the importance of professionalism. Simon Middleton...

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handbag, leather, craftsmanship, Tusting, interview, Gillian Tusting
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From Tannery to Leathergoods: The History of Tusting

We interview Gillian Tusting, from the family run leathergoods company Tusting The Tusting family counts five generations as part of the English leather...

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How I launched my luxury accessories brand with Patrick Morrison of Furious Goose

We interview Patrick Morrison of Furious Goose to find out more about the brand that is disrupting the world of high-end accessories with...

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childrenswear
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How I grew my British childrenswear brand with Kirsty Hartley of Wild Things

Kirsty Hartley, founder of Wild Things Dresses, talks to us about making the switch from designing for big name brands to growing her...

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My journey to becoming a British-made gifts retailer with Kate Tompsett of Happy & Glorious

Find out how Kate Tompsett selects the special products for her Happy & Glorious store and what her customers make of this very...

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How I started my printed scarf business with Ruth Dent
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How I started my printed scarf business with Ruth Dent

Find out how Ruth Dent went from working in IT to becoming an artist and then turning that art into a printed scarf...

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Waxed cotton, textile manufacturer
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Member Spotlight: Innovative textile manufacturer – British Millerain

We speak to Make it British member, British Millerain, UK finishers of waxed cotton cloth for outerwear who have been making innovative textiles...

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Surface Print, 1838 Wallcoverings, wallpaper, Lancashire
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Wallpaper manufacturer Surface Print talks products, process and progress

We travelled to Lancashire, to visit wallpaper manufacturer Surface Print. Abigail Watson, Surface Print marketing director, talks to us about all things wallpaper, from...

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Crown Northampton, shoes, shoemaker, heritage
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How Crown Northampton's British heritage and quality craftsmanship underpins its success

How has one of the last remaining footwear factories in the UK adapted to the changing industry? We catch up with Chris Woodford...

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How a chance meeting at an event led to a very British brand collaboration

After striking up a conversation in the Brand Hall at our Meet the Manufacturer event, four companies who make products in the UK...

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David Nieper, The David Nieper Academy, The David Nieper Educational Trust
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How the David Nieper fashion house is tackling the textile industry skills shortage

David Nieper is one of the largest UK clothing manufacturers. We interview MD Christopher Nieper to hear about his ‘just-in-time’ business model and...

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David Watson, silk scarves, pocket square, digital printing, silk, hand rolled, artist, artwork
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Member Spotlight: David Watson, bringing local art to life

The David Watson collection is a collaboration with local artists to create silk scarves and accessories with quintessentially British scenes. We introduce you...

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Abbey England, foundry, saddlery, equestrian, brasswork, leatherwork, scholarship
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Abbey England support the future of UK saddlery with their scholarship

Abbey England have supplied the equestrian market for over three decades using traditional manufacturing methods and British raw materials from their Walsall foundry...

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Tiffany London in her studio
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How to build a successful relationship with your manufacturer with Tiffany London founder of Tiffany Rose and Alie Street

We visit Tiffany London, founder of  British brands Tiffany Rose and Alie Street, to hear her advice on how you can build a...

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Farmers Choice, Jason Crotty, food provenance, free range, farmers market, locally sourced, produce, food
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Why you should buy local food, with Jason Crotty, owner of Farmers Choice

We interviewed Jason Crotty, owner of Farmers Choice in Hampshire. Read the interview to find out more about food provenance and why you...

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Martin Lowe, sockmine, sock, socks, factory, reshoring, maker
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Meet The Maker: The SockMine Make Moves to Reshore Their Sock Manufacturing

Martin Lowe shows us around his Nottinghamshire factory and discusses The SockMine’s aim to reshore their sock manufacturing Martin, thank you for showing...

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Twentieth Century Cloth
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Member Spotlight: 20th Century Cloth – the Home of Vintage-Inspired Fabric Design

Helen Snell, owner of 20th Century Cloth, designs unique vintage and mid-century inspired patterns available in fashion fabrics, interior fabrics and homeware.  We...

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Freed, ballet shoes, bespoke shoes, shoemaker, factory, maker
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Meet The Maker: Behind the Scenes with Freed of London, the Famous Ballet Shoemaker

Freed of London began making ballet shoes in London in the 1930s and continue to produce bespoke shoes for the world’s most prestigious...

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Olga Rumble; The Rose Tree; skin care; organic
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Member Spotlight: How The Rose Tree Blossomed into an Award-Winning Skincare Brand

We interview Olga Rumble, founder of British luxury skincare brand, The Rose Tree. The Rose Tree offers customers organic skincare products made with...

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