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Made in Britain in the News This Week: 5th December 2011

Made in Britain from the web this week: Carradice Factory, Brady Bags, All Saints

Carradice Bag Factory

Carradice Bag Factory

Carradice Factory Visit (Archival Clothing)

Archival Clothing have a piece on their blog about the Carradice bag factory. Photos were taken by Mark Huson aka Hudsonic who cycled from Sheffield to visit the factory in Nelson, Lancashire. (Thanks to Matthew Riley for the tip off on this article.)

Further images of the Carradice factory, this time by Jack999, have also been spotted here on Flickr.

Update: These photographs were all taken from a visit by Mark Hudson and Jack Thurston to record an interview with Carradice owner David Chadwick for a podcast on The Bike Show. You can hear it on their radio show (podcast). Well worth a listen for anyone interested in bikes, bags or factories. Thanks to Jack for getting in touch and letting us know.

Baggage Allowance: Brady Bags of Walsall (Tweed Pig)

The Tweed Pig blog comes up trumps again this week with a short feature on Brady bags, the manufacturers established in the Midlands in 1887.

Voices of the Cloth (All Saints)

Not a week goes by where another video doesn’t come to light showing a British factory at work. We featured some by Duchamp , who manufacture a great majority of their products in the UK, a couple of weeks ago. We were more surprised to find this one by All Saints, not a brand you’d usually associate with British manufacturing, featuring a woollen mill in Huddersfield. The name of the mill is not given, but great film none the less. (Thanks to Eric Musgrave for finding this one)



  1. Kerry O'Brine on December 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I think that the film in the mill by All Saints is W.T. Johnson & Sons. Check out the website:

    • Kate Hills on December 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      So it is! Well spotted, thank you.

  2. Jack Thurston on December 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The reason for my and Mark Hudson (hudsonic)’s visit was to record an interview with Carradice owner David Chadwick, and record an ‘audio tour’ of the factory. You can hear all of that on the radio show (podcast) here:


  3. Kate Hills on December 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Jack

    Thanks very much for getting in touch and letting me know. It’s a great interview, and the photos are brilliant too. Have added an update to the article above.

  4. Debbie huntley on December 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Fantastic video! I know the mill myself and have been around it, it’s fascinating. We need more of these video’s.

    • Kate Hills on December 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks Debbie.
      I will keep posting the vidoes as I seem to be coming across quite a few these days.
      And if anyone knows of any others showing British factories and manufacturing processes then please send details.

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