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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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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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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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How can we make manufacturing more appealing to young people?

Does the UK’s younger generation really not have the same work ethic as the older one? Or is it just that manufacturers are...

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Should the UK Government be buying British?

MP demands to know why Parliament aren’t serving on plates made in Stoke-on-Trent When Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth noticed plates in the...

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Cotton: The mills are alive with the sound of sewing

Make it British helped put together this piece for  BBC News about the regeneration of the UK cotton supply chain The film follows...

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UK textile manufacturers survey
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2017 ends on a high for UK textile manufacturers

The annual Make it British survey of fashion and textile manufacturers has revealed that 2017 has been another great year for the sector.  This...

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Why I quit my corporate job to save UK manufacturing
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Why I left my corporate job to save UK manufacturing…and why I'll never go back

In 2008 I left my well-paid job as a fashion buyer with a mission to do something about the decline in UK manufacturing....

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Leicester Clothes the World
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Can Leicester get back to it's garment manufacturing heyday?

Over 60 businesses and stakeholders came together in Leicester last week to develop a plan to support the growing demand for UK garment...

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Interview: Adam Mansell, CEO of UK Fashion & Textile Association

We interviewed Adam Mansell, CEO of the UK Fashion & Textile Association. Read the interview to find out how his organisation helps fashion...

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11 reasons why you should be exporting your British-made brand

Recent figures show that UK exports of British-made products are at their highest for 7 years. If you are a British-made brand or...

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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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