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7 Stages of fashion production for your British-made brand

Are you starting a new British-made fashion brand?  You may have had a brilliant idea, but how do you get from that initial...

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Why all brands need a clear vision of the future to succeed with Charlotte Meek

Charlotte Meek, the founder of Yorkshire brand The Stitch Society, delivers a fascinating talk.  She discusses branding and growing your business in the...

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How should you price your British-made products? Use our easy cost price calculator to find out

Confused about where to start when costing your British-made product? Our easy cost price calculator can help you work it out. One of...

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7 Reasons why you should set up your own factory

Do you have your own brand but are struggling to find a manufacturer? It may be time to consider the benefits of setting...

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Top tips to help you prepare for a trade show visit

Trade shows are very busy events, with thousands of visitors trying to gain the attention of the exhibitors.  To achieve the most out...

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5 Reasons why you should attend a trade show

One of the best ways of finding suppliers and manufacturers is by attending a trade show, but there are many other benefits. We...

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How to become an independent jewellery maker, with Isabella Day

Have you considered making the leap to a more creative career? Isabella Day shares the story of how she started her jewellery business...

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Why all designer start-ups should have the know-how to make a garment, with Jenni Sutton of Fashion Enter

Jenni Sutton discusses the importance of technical knowledge and production skills to designers and start-up fashion brands. Fashion Enter is a large, ethical factory...

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How to gain investment for your start-up brand with Simon Middleton

Brand guru, Simon Middleton, shares his advice on how to gain investment for your start-up brand and the importance of professionalism. Simon Middleton...

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How I launched my luxury accessories brand with Patrick Morrison of Furious Goose

We interview Patrick Morrison of Furious Goose to find out more about the brand that is disrupting the world of high-end accessories with...

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How I grew my British childrenswear brand with Kirsty Hartley of Wild Things

Kirsty Hartley, founder of Wild Things Dresses, talks to us about making the switch from designing for big name brands to growing her...

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Where to buy British-made fashion trims

Having trouble finding fashion trimmings made in Britain? Thought no one made zips, buttons or bindings here anymore? We’ve found several suppliers who...

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UK garment manufacturers search
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Looking for a UK garment manufacturer? Don't start with Google

Are you looking for a UK garment manufacturer? Thinking of starting with a Google search to find a factory to make your clothing...

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Not all manufacturers are cut from the same cloth, here’s why…

If you’re looking for a UK manufacturer here are 3 things you need to know before you begin your search for one… I...

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How much does it cost to start a British-made fashion brand?

Think you can launch a fashion brand with £500? I’m sorry to break this to you, but that amount of money might not...

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Make it British Forum
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The best tips and advice from Make it British Forum 2017

The Make it British Forum 2017, in association with the Manchester Fashion Institute, was packed full of debate, expert advice, shared stories and...

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Rutland Plastics, injection moulded, injection moulding, plastic
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How to get an injection moulded product manufactured in the UK

Do you need your product injection moulded but don’t know where to start?  We went to injection moulding experts, Rutland Plastics, to find...

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Tiffany London in her studio
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How to build a successful relationship with your manufacturer with Tiffany London founder of Tiffany Rose and Alie Street

We visit Tiffany London, founder of  British brands Tiffany Rose and Alie Street, to hear her advice on how you can build a...

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Justine Tabak Womenswear SS2017
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'How I went from corporate life to launching my own womenswear brand' with Justine Tabak

Find out why Justine turned her back on corporate life to launch her eponymous label. What were the challenges? and what tips would...

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Looking for UK manufacturers? Come to our trade show!

Clothing manufacturers, bag makers, fabric mills, knitwear factories, a wool room and an enterprise room specially for small businesses…find it all at ‘Meet the...

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9 Tips for exhibiting at a trade show for the first time

Trade shows are one of the best ways to get exposure for your business, and a great opportunity to network too. Yet many...

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12 Questions to ask a UK manufacturer

So you want to get something made in the UK? Even if you have the experience of developing a product before you might...

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'How I launched my British-made handbag business' with Isabelle Ugochukwu of Isabella Queen

Founder and creative director of Isabella Queen, Isabelle Ugochukwu, on how she launched her luxury British handbag brand, life after Brexit, and what her top...

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10 Steps to Success for Working with a UK Manufacturer

Looking to manufacture goods in the UK? Here are our top tips for making it all run smoothly We get loads of enquiries here...

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