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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 them?

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 are 10 of the common mistakes that I see start-ups make and…

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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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What’s the difference between a Full-Service and CMT manufacturer?

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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Why do manufacturers not get back to your emails?

Why do manufacturers not get back to your emails? And how to correct it

Have you sent an email to a manufacturer and not got a response? In this article I outline the 3 common reasons why…

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Find the perfect British-made Christmas gifts with our fun quiz!

Looking for the perfect Christmas present? Want to give a gift that’s made in Britain? Take the ultimate quiz to help you find…

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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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10 Reasons why you should buy British-made gifts this Christmas

Why buying British-made gifts really is the only way to give this Christmas. Here are our 10 reasons why you should buy Christmas…

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is this dualit kettle made in the UK

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

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

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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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Lauren in Tiffany Rose

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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Why British made brands that aren't exporting could be losing out

If you are a British-made brand or UK manufacturer and you’re not exporting then you’re missing out. Here’s why… With recent figures showing…

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Why UK manufacturers shouldn't budge on their prices

If UK manufacturers started to charge what they were really worth then everyone would be better off…here’s why I received a call from…

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David Nieper, education, apprenticeships, skills

So you think we don't make clothing in the UK anymore?

Think we don’t make clothing or textiles in the UK anymore? Think again!   There was over £2bn worth of textiles produced in…

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Finding British-made products is biggest challenge for consumers who want to buy British

Finding British-made products is the biggest challenge facing consumers who want to buy British, according to a survey of over 1,000 people recently…

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What have plates, passports and bikes got in common?

Answer: The UK Government seems to think that they are all better made elsewhere! We once had a fantastic volume bicycle manufacturing industry…

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