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150 – 11 trends for 2021 and beyond

What will 2021 hold for businesses that make in the UK?

In the last episode of 2020, and the last of series two, I look at some of the trends that I think will impact businesses that make in the UK in the coming 12 months.

Listen to this episode to hear my predictions – and let me know if you think I’ve missed anything out!

Here are my 11 trends for UK manufacturing and British-made brands in 2021:

  1. From Global to Local
    Related episodes:
    128, Rob Law MBE, Trunki
    122, Maria Grachvogel
  2. The Brexit Effect
    Related episodes:
    104, Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable
  3. Sustainability
    Related episodes:
    140, Christopher Nieper OBE, David Nieper
    106, Nick Morley, Faering
  4. A Nation of Online Shopkeepers
    Related episodes:
    147, Catherine Erdly, Resilient Retail Club
  5. Micro-factories
    Related episodes:
    129, Samantha Brook, Waring Brook
    142, Julie Deane, Cambridge Satchel
  6. Make-on-Demand
    Related episodes:
    137, Kornit Digital and Gerber Technology 
  7. Making Fashion Circular
  8. The Decline of Fast Fashion
    Related Episodes:
    125, Dominique Muller, Labour Behind the Label
    130, Calculating Cost per Wear
  9. Make Do and Mend
    Related Episodes:
    141, Emma Mathews, Socko
  10. Skills
    Related episodes:
    104, Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable
  11. Authenticity
    Being authentic is the way to be in 2021 !


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