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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 successful relationship with a UK manufacturer How did you come up with the idea for Tiffany Rose’s maternity wear? The idea came to me when my big sister was attending a wedding,…

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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 out how. Make it British are receiving more and more enquiries from designers about how and where to get their injection moulded products manufactured.  We went to our Make it British member…

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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 even touch the sides! We asked Make it British members to reveal how much it cost them to launch their brand and the results may surprise you… I’m sure many of you…

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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 brand? Let me stop you right there. A search engine is not a good place to start in pursuit of your ideal UK garment manufacturing partner, and here’s why… Do a Google…

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5 reasons why you should meet your manufacturer face-to-face

In an age where the majority of connections are made online, you still can’t beat doing business in person. Here’s why… A lot of what I do is to help people find UK manufacturers to make their products – be that on a one-to-one basis or through our trade show. Many of the connections that…

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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 is an entrepreneur and a brand expert. In this interview, which was done originally as a Facebook Live, Simon shares his wisdom by telling us about his new venture, Blackshore Coastal Clothing, …

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Understanding knitted fabrics with Rajen Ved of Aristo Fabrics

The variety of knitted fabrics available can be confusing, but understanding the different fabric types is essential when designing fashion. Your fabric choices can make or break your product when it goes into production.  We speak to Rajen Ved of Aristo Fabrics, a specialist in knitted fabrics who explains it all. Rajen has been in…

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How to prepare for garment sampling and production with Tanya Dimitrova

For a new designer wanting to produce a collection, it can be daunting to know where to start with sampling and production. What is the process? And how do you ensure your designs are production ready? We speak to Tanya Dimitrova, expert in garment manufacture, to share her advice. Tanya has a huge amount of…

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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 the biggest issues I see with businesses launching a British-made product is not building in enough margin to wholesale. The typical newbie usually does something like this…the manufacturer gives you a cost…

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How to build your British-made brand with Ruth Farrell

Starting a British-made fashion brand? Watch our video interview with fashion consultant and British-made brand owner Ruth Farrell, to gain valuable insight into how you can build your brand. Ruth Farrell has 30 years experience in the fashion industry from fashion assistant to creative manager and has worked across retail, etail and wholesale.  She works…

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UK Manufacturers List


The Make it British UK Supplier Guide contains the contact details of hundreds of hand-picked UK manufacturers and suppliers.
Also included in the guide:

  • 10 Reasons why you should manufacturer in the UK
  • Quickstart Guide to Working with a UK Manufacturer
  • Cost Price Calculator
  • Questions to ask a UK manufacturer
  • 7 Stages of Fashion Production