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Vitsœ: standing up to a world that favours new over better

What can Vitsœ’s 606 Universal Shelving System teach us about living better with less that lasts longer? When people say to me that buying…

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Why are British factories turning away business?

We look at why UK manufacturers might be saying ‘no’ to potential orders This week I had an email from a lady who…

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Debenhams in 'Fake it British' campaign shocker

Retail giant promotes new Made in Britain range with product made overseas This week British department store Debenhams announced that it was developing…

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Sites we love: Yarn Exchange

Yarn Exchange is the online portal that makes it possible for textile companies to trade their excess  yarn It’s such a simple idea…

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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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HP Sauce - no longer very British
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The HP Sauce backlash: "I'm not buying it anymore if it's not made in Britain"

Fans of HP Sauce are up in arms to discover that the production of their favourite Full English accompaniment is no longer made…

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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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Made in England
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10 great reasons to support local manufacturing

A video showing why Ally Capellino uses a Hackney factory to make 40% of her bags inspired us to come up with our…

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Sites we love: The Harris Tweed Authority blog

Sharing the websites that we love to read about products made in Britain – the first of these is the Harris Tweed Authority…

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Margaret Howell documents the best of British manufacturers

Designer supports British manufacturers with a map depicting location of British suppliers Margaret Howell has produced a stunning map, currently displayed in the…

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Some great photos from inside the Bute Fabrics mill

Thanks to Niki Fulton of Unified Space for sharing these fantastic images of Bute Fabrics Bute fabrics has a great history – it was…

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Why you should be buying shoes made in Northampton

Where were your shoes made? If they aren’t from Northamptonshire then they should be. Here’s why… – You are buying into a piece…

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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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The decline of the Lancashire cotton mills
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The decline of the Lancashire cotton mills

A little history lesson on the Lancashire cotton mills and a great video made by the British council in 1941 Did you know…

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Fight the fakes - buy British-made instead
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Fight the fakes – buy British-made instead

The Equal Rights for Design Campaign A campaign by Elle Deco to change the law to protect the intellectual property of designers is…

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Launer - A handbag fit for a Queen
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Launer – A handbag fit for a Queen

With the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, should this be the year of the Launer handbag revival? With a heritage spanning…

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British manufacturing statistics
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British manufacturing statistics

Think that there is no manufacturing left in the fashion & textiles industry in Britain? Here are a few facts and figures that…

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Fabulous British-made knickers
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Fabulous British-made knickers

A selection of fine designer pants all made in Britain In the week that Mary’s Bottom Line airs on Channel 4, Make it British…

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Innovation in the British fashion & textiles industry?
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Innovation in the British fashion & textiles industry?

Call for more fashion & textiles companies to stand up and be counted in nationwide search for innovation A while back I was…

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Apprenticeships – addressing the skills gap in the industry

How Skillset is helping companies to place new recruits in the fashion & textiles sector The amount of skilled craftsman left in the…

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Survey on UK manufacturing

Are you a clothing or accessories designer who works with UK manufacturers? Are you looking for a UK factory to make your products?…

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Made in Britain debate

A Made in Britain debate on the future of manufacturing in the UK took place as part of the Festival of Britain Power…

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Made by Britain

  Made by Britain is a project run by the Associated Parliamentary Manufacturing Group intending to prove that great products are still made…

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From Britain with Love – Making it British

The following is a guest post that I wrote for From Britain with Love, a site that showcases not only British made products,…

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