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Make it British Members featured in Brilliantly British Campaign

In December 2020 The Express newspaper ran a ‘Brilliantly British’ campaign shining a light on UK-made firms. Dozens of Make it British members were among them… Over a period of two weeks, the Express newspaper is encouraging its readers to buy UK-made goods in a new “Brilliantly British campaign. Many of the businesses listed in…

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‘One Woman’s Mission to Successfully Save UK Fashion Manufacturing’

Kate Hills features on Fashion Roundtable’s first ever podcast.  I was delighted to be featured as the first ever guest on Fashion Roundtable’s great new podcast ‘From Front Row to Front Bench’. Fashion Roundtable is an organisation that collaborates with Government and Parliament, through All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), and across the public and private sector…

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BBC Breakfast Interview on the UK production of PPE

BBC Breakfast April 18 2020

I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast on 19th April 2020 about the nationwide shortage of PPE. In the interview I discussed why we needed to make Personal Protective Equipment in the UK and how I was in discussion with the Cabinet Office to get orders to local manufacturers.

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In the Press: Make it British on C4 SuperShoppers

C4 Supershoppers

How is the cost of clothing in stores calculated? Ever wondered how big retailers work out the price of clothing you see in stores? Is it genuinely related to how much it costs to manufacture? Or do they make up the prices according to how much they think you’ll pay? The cost of clothes and…

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Kate Hills joins the UK manufacturers call for action on migration

Kate Hills, founder of Make it British

UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit. The below article was featured on drapersonline.com in July 2019, by Isabella Fish: In September 2018, the government’s Migration Advisory Committee recommended folding European Union citizens…

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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 Houses of Parliament that didn’t have the renowned Stoke-on-Trent backstamp she questioned WHAT the UK Government were actually buying that was made in Britain. Ms Smeeth requested figures from the House of…

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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 the journey of raw cotton from bale to rail – the first time that this has happened in the UK for decades. First the raw cotton is spun at English Fine Cottons,…

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'Long may the renaissance continue!'

Print and Promotion. 20 September 2017 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British and Meet the Manufacturer, takes a look at the current state of the UK textile manufacturing scene and what the future holds for it. Read the full article here.

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'Made in Britain: A Look at UK Manufacturing'

Virgin Start Up. Virgin Start Up in conversation with Make it British founder, Kate Hills, on why making in the UK is great, how British startups can keep their manufacturing here, and what’s next for UK manufacturing. Read the full article here.

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