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How to make a British-made heritage brand relevant for today’s market

Brand Consultant, Andrea Freeman, joins us to discuss her work with heritage brands to keep them relevant for todays customer, and share how...

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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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7 Stages of fashion production for your British-made brand

Are you starting a new British-made fashion brand?  You may have had a brilliant idea, but how do you get from that initial...

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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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How should you price your British-made products? Use our easy cost price calculator to find out

Confused about where to start when costing your British-made product? Our easy cost price calculator can help you work it out. One of...

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UK garment manufacturers
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7 Reasons why you should set up your own factory

Do you have your own brand but are struggling to find a manufacturer? It may be time to consider the benefits of setting...

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How to prepare for garment sampling and production with Tanya Dimitrova

For a new designer wanting to produce a collection, it can be daunting to know where to start with sampling and production. What...

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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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Top tips to help you prepare for a trade show visit

Trade shows are very busy events, with thousands of visitors trying to gain the attention of the exhibitors.  To achieve the most out...

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5 Reasons why you should attend a trade show

One of the best ways of finding suppliers and manufacturers is by attending a trade show, but there are many other benefits. We...

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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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Understanding sustainable fabrics with Charlie Ross of Offset Warehouse

What makes a fabric ethical? What does zero waste mean? What are the benefits of sourcing sustainable materials?  Ethical textiles expert, Charlie Ross,...

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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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5 reasons why you should meet your manufacturer face-to-face

In an age where the majority of connections are made online, you still can’t beat doing business in person. Here’s why… A lot...

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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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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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Where to buy British-made fashion trims

Having trouble finding fashion trimmings made in Britain? Thought no one made zips, buttons or bindings here anymore? We’ve found several suppliers who...

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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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UK garment manufacturers search
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Looking for a UK garment manufacturer? Don't start with Google

Are you looking for a UK garment manufacturer? Thinking of starting with a Google search to find a factory to make your clothing...

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Not all manufacturers are cut from the same cloth, here’s why…

If you’re looking for a UK manufacturer here are 3 things you need to know before you begin your search for one… I...

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How much does it cost to start a British-made fashion brand?

Think you can launch a fashion brand with £500? I’m sorry to break this to you, but that amount of money might not...

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Make it British Forum
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The best tips and advice from Make it British Forum 2017

The Make it British Forum 2017, in association with the Manchester Fashion Institute, was packed full of debate, expert advice, shared stories and...

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