Our Meet the Manufacturer trade show is even bigger and better this year, with more manufacturers than ever before and an exciting new hall dedicated to British brands
British made goods are enjoying a revival and demand for home-produced goods is on the rise, as shown by a survey that we carried out recently. UK manufacturers are reporting increases in production of 25-30% compared to 2015, and this growing appetite for all that’s made in Britain will be reflected in our Meet the Manufacturer trade show this year.
We’ve been inundated with enquiries since our last event from people not only looking for manufacturers to help them make their product in the UK, but also from buyers who would like to source from brands that are making in Britain. That’s why we’re introducing a new Make it British Brand Hall at our next event.
For the first time, Meet the Manufacturer is giving a selection of these creative businesses the opportunity to showcase their distinct and inspirational labels in a dedicated ‘brands hall’. Companies include: Geoff Stocker, producing high-end accessories for men; Isabella Queen, a British-based brand offering luxury leather accessories crafted in London; Wild Things, creating imaginative play clothes for children hand-made in the UK and Unibu, producing unique underwear that’s 100% made in Britain.
Meet the Manufacturer is the only sourcing event exclusively for British fashion, textiles and homeware. The two-day event includes a trade show, with over 180 exhibitors, and a series of workshops, connecting manufacturers of textiles, apparel and leather goods with buyers, designers and retailers looking to produce quality British-made products.
The show will take place at The Old Truman Brewery in London again, and the dates this year are 25th and 26th May 2017.