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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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Why more British brands should open a factory in the UK

As Clarks announces plans for a factory to bring its shoe production back to the UK, we look at why and how other...

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Made in UK label is one of the most respected in the world finds survey

A recent survey has shown what we suspected all along, that the ‘made in UK’ label is one of the most highly prized...

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Why authenticity is important to us

…and why Make it British is not affiliated with any other ‘made in Britain’ campaigns… I was recently contacted by a web developer,...

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Designer Interview: Aly Bond, maker of upcycled leather bags

We interview Aly Bond, designer and maker of handcrafted upclycled leather bags, about her unique business. Aly Bond recycles and upcycles her customer’s...

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Designer Interview: Bob & John Knitwear

We speak to Jonie Worton, founder of Bob & John Knitwear, about creating beautiful knits in a British seaside town. Bob & John...

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Spotlight on…British Boxers

We interview Deborah Price, founder of male underwear brand British Boxers about her business and the fun she had on the photo shoot!...

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Make it British needs your help to secure a top award

Make it British has been chosen as one of the Top 10 businesses in the Made in Britain category in this year’s Smarta...

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The Make it British list of British-made cars

Which models of car are made in the UK, and what was the best-selling British-made car of 2012? Make it British finds out… UK...

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Fake it British – the worst example yet?

High Street retailer is caught mis-labeling product as Made in England  – an attempt to confuse or a genuine mistake? Recently I put a...

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The Best of Make it British 2012

We take a look back at our most popular articles of the past 12 months The last year has been a very eventful...

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Interview: Jason Iftakhar, co-founder of Swifty Scooters

Swifty Scooters is a fine example of a company proving that British manufacturing and innovation can, and do, go hand in hand. The...

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Long Live The British Factory (photo: Common Sons)
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Who says nothing is made in Britain anymore?

Eighteen months ago we set out to prove to people that there was still products made in Britain – and now there are...

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Best of Britannia: show in pictures

The Best of Britannia show had it all – bags, bikes, tents, knives, dogs and even a famous fox This weekend saw the...

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British-made bicycles: then and now

We love the contrast of these two films portraying British bicycle manufacturing – one from 1945, and the other made 8 decades later...

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John Smedley – Made in England since 1784

John Smedley release video to celebrate manufacturing knitwear in England for over 230 years [vimeo http://vimeo.com/47088410] There aren’t many companies in the UK...

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Fake it British – Cashing in on 2012

How everybody is using the Union Jack to sell their product this year, whether it is made in Britain or not Regular readers...

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Feature on British craftsmanship in Britain Magazine
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Feature on British craftsmanship in Britain Magazine

It’s great to see so much attention in the press at the moment about British brands and UK manufacturing. The April Edition of...

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