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Made in Britain news this week: 16th January 2012

British manufacturing from the web this week: Esquire’s UK road trip | Alan Paine | Bespoke English shoes

Alan Paine England

Alan Paine England

Alan Paine England (Lineage of Influence)

A review of the British brand from Nottinghamshire on the Lineage of Influence blog.

The Business podcast: The future of British manufacturing (The Guardian)

The Guardian asks “Can the UK ever hope to compete with the highly efficient and low-wage manufacturing regions in China?”

Esquire magazine reports on British manufacturing

Patrick Grant, of Norton & Sons, and Esquire photograph Chris Floyd take a road trip around some of the best UK manufacturers in this not-to-be-missed series of eight videos.  Day 1 – Reid & Taylor, William Lockie, Day 2 -Todd & Duncan and Johnston’s of Elgin,  Day 3 – Harris Tweed, Day 4 – Mackintosh, Day 5 – Joshua Ellis, John Smedley, Sunspel and James Homer, Day 6 – Corgi and Fox Brothers, Day 7 – Jaguar and John Lobb, Day 8 – Drakes & RBJ Simpson.

Art and Soul – Carréducker (Tweed Pig)

The Tweed Pig celebrates the fine art of English shoe making in this article about Carréducker.

The Story Behind Kenneth Branagh’s Custom Shoes in ‘My Week with Marilyn’ (Hollywood Reporter)

Staying on the handmade shoe theme, this article in the Hollywood Reporter tells of the George Cleverley pair that Kenneth Branagh wore for his latest role in ‘My Week with Marilyn’.


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