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Surface Print, 1838 Wallcoverings, wallpaper, Lancashire
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Wallpaper manufacturer Surface Print talks products, process and progress

We travelled to Lancashire, to visit wallpaper manufacturer Surface Print. Abigail Watson, Surface Print marketing director, talks to us about all things wallpaper, from...

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Martin Lowe, sockmine, sock, socks, factory, reshoring, maker
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Meet The Maker: The SockMine Make Moves to Reshore Their Sock Manufacturing

Martin Lowe shows us around his Nottinghamshire factory and discusses The SockMine’s aim to reshore their sock manufacturing Martin, thank you for showing...

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Freed, ballet shoes, bespoke shoes, shoemaker, factory, maker
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Meet The Maker: Behind the Scenes with Freed of London, the Famous Ballet Shoemaker

Freed of London began making ballet shoes in London in the 1930s and continue to produce bespoke shoes for the world’s most prestigious...

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Irish linen
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The Irish linen industry and my tour of the textile manufacturers of Northern Ireland

The Irish linen industry once employed over 40 percent of Northern Ireland’s working population, but sadly most of the mills have since closed...

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Behind the scenes at The All-in-One Company

We took a trip to Northumberland for ‘The All-in-One Experience’ to create our own onesies and watch first hand as they were being...

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English Fine Cottons
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A visit to English Fine Cottons

Is Britain really going to be spinning cotton again? Yes it is! It all started at our Meet the Manufacturer conference, apparently. Brendan...

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A visit to Lancashire Manufacturers – Day Three

The final day of my tour of the factories in Lancashire One of the British-made brands that I really admire is Walsh. Their...

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Lantex Manufacturing i Accrington
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A visit to Lancashire Manufacturers – Day Two

A report from my second day visiting the mills and factories of Lancashire First stop on day two of my tour of Lancashire...

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A visit to Lancashire Manufacturers – Day One

There are more people employed in textiles in Lancashire than any other UK region, according to a recently published report. I decided to go...

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Insley and Nash
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Meet the Manufacturer: Insley & Nash

Insley & Nash are a bespoke textile printing company based in Deptford. I took a trip to their studio to find out more...

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Toby Gaddum, Tempus Clothing
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Meet the Manufacturer: Toby Gaddum of Tempus Clothing

On a recent trip to Staffordshire I caught up with Toby Gaddum, owner of the Gaddum Group and Tempus clothing, and self-titled ‘Gobby...

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A visit to Royal Stafford Pottery

We took a trip to Stoke-on-Trent to meet Norman Tempest, MD of Royal Stafford and backer of British design A while I go...

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Old Aquascutum Factory
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Old Aquascutum factory is reinvented as The Clothing Works

One of the UK’s largest clothing manufacturing units is now under new ownership and ready to take on fresh challenges Last Friday I...

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UK factory tours with Prescott and Mackay
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UK factory tours with Prescott and Mackay

Accessory school teams up with key British manufacturers to offer the chance to visit some of the best leathergoods factories in the UK...

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