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Laxtons invest in state-of-the art dyeing facilities at Park Valley Dyers during pandemic

Laxtons is one of the UK’s leading specialist yarn manufacturers serving high end global brands. They are still very much a family business,…

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David Nieper featured on Channel 5’s ‘QE2 – The World’s Most Luxurious Hotel’

British fashion designer and manufacturer David Nieper brought a splash of quintessential English style to the small screen last week, as the designer’s…

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Johnstons of Elgin Weaves Sustainability into New Label EveryYarn

Luxury Scottish cashmere manufacturer, Johnstons of Elgin, is reinforcing its sustainable credentials through the launch of a new range using leftover yarn from…

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Government orders millions of pieces of UK-made PPE

Whilst orders are now coming through for PPE made in the UK this only covers the next few months. What is the long…

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‘The implications of fashion’s pivot to PPE production’

Vogue Business. 15 May 2020 Make it British founder, Kate Hills, comments on fashion’s role in manufacturing PPE Equipment in this Vogue Business…

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Manufacturing Hero: Christopher Nieper

Christopher Nieper, MD of David Nieper awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours 💯 Congratulations to this man – Christopher Nieper, MD of…

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In the Press: Make it British on C4 SuperShoppers

How is the cost of clothing in stores calculated? Ever wondered how big retailers work out the price of clothing you see in…

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Make it British members Blackburn Yarn Dyers receives investment

Blackburn Yarn Dyers have been operating since 1915, proudly supplying weavers and knitters all across Britain. Blackburn Yarn Dyers have a long and…

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British-made brands find strength in collaboration

Make it British members, premium petite womenswear brand Jennifer Anne and shoe designer Joseph Azagury, have collaborated to showcase their products and reach…

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Kate Hills joins the UK manufacturers call for action on migration

UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of…

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‘On a mission to secure future for UK manufacturing’

Knitting Industry. 5 June 2019 www.knittingindustry.com shares news from the successful Make it British Live! 2019 trade show and conference. Read the full…

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‘Securing a strong future for UK manufacturing’

CWB. 5 June 2019 CWB, the UK’s leading trade magazine dedicated exclusively to the childrenswear industry takes a look at Make it British…

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‘Make it British Live a success at new location’

Drapers. 29 May 2019 Drapers celebrates the success of Make it British Live! in its new home at the Business Design Centre Read…

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Impact Trading Create The Michel & Alain Roux Apron

Make it British Members Impact Trading manufacture customised corporate clothing, specialising in Aprons. They were recently commissioned to create bespoke aprons for the famous Michelin Star…

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Menswear start-up HebTroCo make £1m in the shadow of Brexit

The northern business that started as a daft idea in the pub and began operations on referendum day has dashed past the £1m…

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Noted in Style join with global journal brand in an exclusive partnership

Make it British Members, Noted in Style, have been appointed the first ever ‘official branding partner’ to Paperblanks Journals. The partnership sees Noted…

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My sad decision to close the Make it British Community group on Facebook

As of 7th January 2019 our free Facebook group will be closing. Here’s why… A couple of years ago I launched a free…

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Shoemakers Goral take us behind the scenes: 200 Steps, 40 Craftsmen, 1 Sneaker

Shoemakers Goral offer a peek behind the scenes of their factory in this video showing you the craftsmanship, materials and techniques that go into…

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Could British-made goods tempt shoppers back to the high street?

A survey has found that 91% of shoppers would visit high street stores more frequently if they could buy items that are hard…

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UK shoe maker Hotter Shoes boosts sales to over £100m

Make it British member Hotter Shoes have increased their sales to over the £100m mark after ‘re-focusing’ during the year. Hotter Shoes started out…

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Crown Northampton collaborate with innovative British goat leather brand

Heritage shoemakers, Crown Northampton, team up with a local sustainable goat tannery to produce an innovative sneaker range. Make it British member, Crown…

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Live from my new British sofa!

Facebook Live 27 September 2018   Every Thursday at 1pm I do a Facebook live on our Make it British Facebook page. If…

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Make it British Weekly News Round-up: 29 July 2018

UK manufacturing and British-made brands in the news this week: UK manufacturing output accelerates; Private White V.C. creates transparent pricing policy, Furniture exports…

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Make it British Weekly News Round-up: 22 July 2018

UK manufacturing and British-made brands in the news this week: Mary Portas on the future of British business; EEF survey paints positive outlook…

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