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Misleading labelling is pulling the wool over customer’s eyes

High street retailer confusing shoppers with ‘Fake it British’ branding When you see a coat for £59.99 with words like ‘luxury’ and ‘wool’…

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How making in the the UK can help reduce textile waste

The figures are shocking – Around £140m worth of textile waste is sent to UK landfill each year according to a report by…

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Is making clothing in the UK really more expensive?

We don’t think so, and we’ll show you why… [Updated January 2021] There is a myth that making clothing in the UK is…

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Sell your UK-made Products

5 ways to sell your UK-made products if you’re not doing fairs this Christmas

There is no doubt that it is going to be a challenging Christmas for UK businesses this year.With real-life events such as markets…

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Made in UK Label

How valuable is a Made in UK label to your brand?

Do you ever wonder what consumers think about a made in UK label? Does it carry enough sway to encourage people to purchase?…

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Cost per wear

Cost per wear: Why UK-made is the smarter option

At Make it British we sometimes receive messages from people telling us that they can’t afford to buy British-made goods. But we’re here…

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Leicester clothing factories

Leicester Garment Factories – A 10 point action plan

Clothing factories in Leicester have been in the news again recently for under-paying workers making clothes for Boohoo. It gives UK manufacturing a…

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Study finds UK Clothing Manufacturing is 47% Greener

Derbyshire fashion firm David Nieper has commissioned an academic report into the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing. The report highlights 47% less emissions…

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British Made Fashion and Textiles Industry Thriving Amidst Brexit Uncertainty

The UK Fashion and textiles industry employs 120,000 people and produces £9 billion of textiles every year.  This hugely important UK industry, with…

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Why fashion has to be valued if Brand Britain is to survive Brexit

Fashion Roundtable, the independent think tank which campaigns for fashion to have a voice in parliament, has issued a warning on how Brexit delays…

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Leicester Factories

Government interim report into the sustainability of UK fashion industry – where were the manufacturers?

Lack of manufacturers represented at the Government’s review of the sustainability of the UK fashion industry is very telling – what can be…

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What is an MOQ, and how do you overcome high MOQs?

If you’re looking to manufacture a product you’ll likely have heard people talking about MOQs.  But what exactly does that mean? Why do…

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10 mistakes made by start-ups manufacturing in the UK

Launching your own brand and manufacturing your product in the UK? Here some of the common mistakes that I see start-ups make and how…

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How to calculate the cost price of a product

So, you know what it is you want to make and what you want to make it from, but how do you calculate…

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CMT manufacturer or Full-Service manufacturer: What’s the difference?

Do you know what materials you need to produce your product? Thought the manufacturer would do this for you?  Depending on whether they…

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Kate Hills UK Manufacturers

Why I set up Make it British (and how I can help you if you manufacture in the UK)

Make it British started as a blog in 2011 out of a passion to help save UK manufacturing. Here’s why I do what I…

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Innovation and authenticity to drive growth in manufacturing post-Brexit

Innovation and authenticity will be the key drivers of growth in manufacturing post Brexit, was the overarching message of over 100 leading British…

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Would you think this kettle was made in the UK?

When I surveyed our followers on Instagram with this image over 30% of them thought that this kettle was made in the UK….

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Why every manufacturer should be on Instagram

You’re a manufacturer so you don’t think it’s worth being on Instagram? Right? Wrong! If you are a UK manufacturer, especially if your…

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Manufacture in the UK

10 reasons why you should manufacture in the UK

Do you have a brand that manufactures in the UK, or are thinking about making here? Here are ten reasons why you should…

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Why manufacturing in the UK is more sustainable

We’re never going to stop people from buying clothing, but what we can do is aim to produce it in the most sustainable…

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Why is there not more maternity wear made in the UK?

British-made maternity wear: Why are there not more brands making in the UK? By Lauren Walker With my second baby due very soon,…

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Greatest threat to renaissance of British fashion manufacturing is lack of skills

If UK fashion manufacturing is to get the revival that it is looking for the skills issue needs to be addressed URGENTLY A…

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