Kate will be sharing her knowledge on the increase in demand for manufacturing in the UK, and the benefits of making locally. Kate’s talk called Micro Factories: Fashion’s Reshoring Rush will cover: About Source Fashion Source Fashion is the UK’s […]
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Recognised for her commitment to the UK retail industry, Make it British founder Kate Hills has been named as one of the Top 25 UK Retail Influencers for 2023 amongst industry experts Mary Portas and Theo Pathitis. Kate Hills, founder
Press Release – Demand for UK-made goods is increasing, but consumers want the government to do more to encourage people to buy British
The pandemic and Brexit have changed the way that UK consumers shop, with over two thirds now more likely to buy UK-made products than ever before, according to a survey by Make it British to mark Made in UK Day
The English Home, November 2020 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British has been celebrated by The English Home magazine for her dedication to UK manufacturing and supporting British-made brands. Make it British members such as Putnams and Revival Beds
Our founder, Kate Hills, and members of Make it British, were quoted in The Sun business section this week in an article about firms bringing their production back to the UK. We should see more goods made in the UK
According to the Office of National Statistics UK textile manufacturing has grown from £9 billion to £11 billion between 2018 to 2020. Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, was invited to discuss these figures on BBC Radio 4. She
With just over 2 weeks until the UK leaves the EU, Adrian Chiles made a radio programme for BBC Radio 4 called Living British. He challenged me to dress him head to toe in British-made, and I obliged with the
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
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
Vogue Business. 15 May 2020 Make it British founder, Kate Hills, comments on fashion’s role in manufacturing PPE Equipment in this Vogue Business article discussing Covid-19 relief efforts paving the way for more local production and collaborations. Read the full
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
Marketplace.org. 13 April 2020 Kate Hills features in an article on marketplace.org regarding the impact of Covid-19 on British manufacturing. Kate Hills of Make It British, a manufacturing advocacy group, said that British clothing retailers and brands are now focused on
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
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
Knitting Industry. 5 June 2019 www.knittingindustry.com shares news from the successful Make it British Live! 2019 trade show and conference. Read the full article here.
CWB. 5 June 2019 CWB, the UK’s leading trade magazine dedicated exclusively to the childrenswear industry takes a look at Make it British Live! 2019 trade show and conference. Read the full article here.
Drapers. 29 May 2019 Drapers celebrates the success of Make it British Live! in its new home at the Business Design Centre Read the full article here.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake asks “Is Made in Britain a label to be proud of?” in this interview live from the Grenson factory in Northampton. Click the link above to listen to the interview In this special edition
Drapers. 15 May 2017 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, writes for Drapers to debunk the myth that manufacturing garments in the UK is more expensive than overseas. Read the full article here.
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
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
Innovation In Textiles. 20 October 2017 Innovation In Textiles announce the Manchester Make it British forum. Read the full article here.
Smallbusiness.co.uk. 20 February 2017 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, discusses the launch of ‘Ask Kate Live’ to help designers find the right UK manufacturer for their brand. Read the full article here.
Knittingindustry.com. 26 August 2016 Knittingindustry.com discusses the launch of the Make it British Forum. Read the full article here.