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UK factory tours with Prescott and Mackay
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UK factory tours with Prescott and Mackay

Accessory school teams up with key British manufacturers to offer the chance to visit some of the best leathergoods factories in the UK…

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Designer Interview: Susannah Dowse from Ridley and Dowse

Designer Interview: Susannah Dowse from Ridley and Dowse

Make it British interviews Susannah Dowse who, along with Vivienne Ridley, founded the design partnership Ridley & Dowse Ridley and Dowse make a fantastic…

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Lavenham Happy Bags Campaign
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Lavenham Happy Bags Campaign

Help support the Lavenham Happy Bags campaign in aid of children in Japan Last week I featured the Shut Tup bag campaign, launched…

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Dr. Martens - Made in England
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Dr. Martens – Made in England

How many shoes do Dr. Martens make in England these days? And which ones are manufactured offshore? Make it British finds out When…

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Tiffany London, founder of Tiffany Rose maternitywear

Designer interview: Tiffany London, founder of Tiffany Rose maternitywear

Make it British interviews Tiffany London, owner of Tiffany Rose, a British-made maternity wear label I get hundreds of brands contacting me every week to…

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Mary's Kinky Knickers
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Mary's Bottom Line

Will new Channel 4 show Mary’s Bottom Line really be the saviour of British manufacturing? I heard months ago that the TV show…

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Yull shoes
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Designer interview: Sarah Watkinson-Yull from Yull Shoes

[tube]oJEIZ6_J0wM[/tube] Make it British talks to Sarah Watkinson-Yull about her new footwear label and shows one of the styles being made at a…

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British brand on everyone's lips: Tatty Devine
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British brand on everyone's lips: Tatty Devine

British-made jewellery brand Tatty Devine in row with Claire’s over cheap copies Recently there has been a lot in the press about jewellery…

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Ayten Gasson
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Designer profile: British lingerie brand Ayten Gasson

Make it British talks to Ayten Mustafa, designer and owner of Ayten Gasson lingerie, about the pros and cons of manufacturing her collection…

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Gilinix
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Designer interview: Gillian Painter of GiliNix

A large roll of tweed and a desire to get off the corporate treadmill led Gillian Painter to launch GiliNix. Here she talks…

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Kinky Knickers
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Kinky Knickers by Mary Portas

Mary Portas launches Kinky Knickers made in her British factory – and they’re not pants at all (If you are looking for stockists…

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Fraser Balgowan - Scottish luxury goods
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Fraser Balgowan – Scottish luxury goods

New Scottish luxury goods label Fraser Balgowan turns deer stalking into a fashionable pursuit Following on from our artilces about Scottish textile tourism…

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Kate Samphier: Scottish textile designer

Kate Samphier: Scottish textile designer

Scottish borders resident Kate Henderson tells us why being in an area renowned for its history in knitwear and yarn manufacture led to…

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Bill and Eddie
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Bill & Eddie – Dog Outfitters of the very British kind

What is a dog to wear if it wants to support British manufacturing? We may be moving out of our flat soon, to…

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Lie down I think I love you…

Lie down I think I love you might be quite the strangest name for a brand that we have featured so far, but…

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Custom made jackets by House of Billiam

House of Billiam’s varsity jacket is available in 100,000 permutations, which one would you choose? The House of Billiam label launched in January…

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British leather tannery: Clayton of Chesterfield

Clayton of Chesterfield have been making British leather at their tannery in Derbyshire since 1840 [tube]kX1bG4RePQI[/tube] If you have not seen how leather…

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Adamley Silk Printing for J.W.Anderson

Just stumbled across this great video of silk being printed in Macclesfield by Adamley for J.W.Anderson. Enjoy. [tube]nk3sNmMK1Jw[/tube]

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New British brand launched – Matilda & Quinn

Make it British discovers another new British brand – this time it’s the début of premium womenswear label Matilda & Quinn. Sally Hartfield, the brands…

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Exclusive Interview: The Reefer Sail Company

Introducing Reefer Sails, a company selling recycled sail products designed & made in Britain Make it British has featured bags made from disgarded…

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Designer Interview: Taisir Gibreel

Taisir Gibreel makes the most beautiful silk scarves, designed in Scotland and made in England. Here Make it British chats to her about…

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Inside the Vanners tie factory with Duchamp

At Make it British we love to see how the products made in Britain are manufactured, using traditional skills and craftsmanship. So following…

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Duchamp scarves by Begg of Ayr

Video showing the making of a scarf by Begg of Ayr for Duchamp For those that love a closer look at the manufacturing…

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Inspirational British brand: Beautiful Soul
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Inspirational British brand: Beautiful Soul

Make it British catches up with Nicola Woods of new British label Beautiful Soul and finds a designer who is loving the challenge…

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