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Deborah Meaden champions British manufacturing with new venture The Merchant Fox
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Deborah Meaden champions British manufacturing with new venture The Merchant Fox

Last week I had the good fortune to be invited to Somerset to meet Deborah Meaden, best known for her appearances on TV…

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British Knitwear Designers: Common Sons

Make it British interviews Sam Clapp from new modern British knitwear label Common Sons Can you tell me a bit more about yourself…

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Rosy Lee Tea: A great British tea company

Make it British have just discovered a new British tea company: Rosy Lee Tea Here at Make it British we love a cuppa…

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New British Designer manufacturing in the UK: L.2.Mae

Make it British talks to Debbie Huntley, creative director of L.2.Mae, a new British designer who debuted at London Fashion Week this year….

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Fallow Denim: A truly British jeans brand

Whilst there are a lot British jeans brands around, very few are actually made in Britain. Martin Wedderburn and Bronagh Keegan hope to…

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Old Town: Traditional British Clothing

Old Town have been featured on Make it British before, because we think that their brand sums up everything that good British clothing…

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British Bag Designer: Tamara Fogle

Tamara Fogle, the British bag designer, talks to Make it British about her eponymous bag line and her experience of ¬†UK manufacturing Can…

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The Canny Squirrel and her crafty tweed cushions

I haven’t featured any British made homewares on this site yet, but when I discovered Katherine Pentney’s Canny Squirrel range of quirky vintage…

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The Satchel: thoroughly British and all Made in Britain

There is no more British a bag than the satchel; and it seems that everyone has got one in their range for this…

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Portland Works : a factory well worth saving

Here at Make it British we are interested in UK manufacturing and it’s heritage, so when I was told about the plight of…

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British bag designer: Esther Porter

Last week I had a chance to catch up with British bag designer Esther Porter. Definitely a name to watch, and all of…

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Holland Cooper: A quintessentially British brand

Here at Make it British we like to celebrate British brands, and Holland Cooper, by their own admission, are quintessentially British. Founded by…

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British knitwear designers: Makepiece

A recent post about British Wool has led me to discover some fantastic British knitwear designers doing amazing things with home grown wool….

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British Wool: it’s not just all about carpets and tweed

Last week I had the chance to chat at length to Irfan Khan from the British Wool Marketing Board about all of the…

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Barbour jackets in a post all of their own

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about British outerwear brands and a reader quite rightly pointed out that I had…

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An interview with Faith Tilleray of Damselfly

I recently had a chance to have a chat with Faith Tilleray, who makes beautiful girlswear under the label Damselfly. Here is her…

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Helen Ruth Scarves

Surely there is nothing more British than a silk square tied in a jaunty fashion about one’s person? After all, our very own…

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Steven Harkin leather bags

Steven Harkin really knows how to make a leather bag, having worked in the design and production of them for over 25 years….

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Scottish knitwear for kids from Pride & Joy

Given the thunderstorms that we are having in June (thank you British Weather), it seemed appropriate to write about Scottish knitwear for kids…

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Vintage inspired dresses by Suzannah

I’ve always been a lover of a vintage frock, but finding them in good condition at a reasonable price is getting more and…

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Modern British Bag Makers: A Few Fine Things

One thing that has amazed me since we started on our journey to develop a handbag brand made in the UK is how…

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Celtic and co The original sheepskin boot
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Celtic Sheepskin Co – the British-made Ugg

The more I search around for stories of brands that are still manufacturing in the UK, the more I uncover tales of companies…

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Poppy Valentine's bespoke clothes and bags

I have a particular soft spot for the British brand Poppy Valentine, who make clothes and accessories from vintage fabrics from a room…

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Prescott and Mackay: How to make a handbag

Whilst doing some detective work and ringing any contacts I could to find people with handbag manufacturing skills in the UK, I came…

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