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120 – The Bespoke English Shirt Maker – Emma Willis, Emma Willis London

Emma Willis Bespoke English Shirtmaker

Emma Willis founded her shirt making business in 1989.

She has had a shop on London’s famous Jermyn Street for over twenty years and all of her bespoke and ready to wear shirts are made in England.

The Emma Willis Factory in Gloucestershire has a team of dedicated sewers and cutters and she runs successful apprenticeship programme which is helping to develop the next generation of shirtmakers.

In this interview Emma tells the story of how her shirt business came about, and how she has seen the shirt making industry change over the last two decades.

More about Emma Willis

The Emma Willis Factory

Emma Willis London on Instagram

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  1. Patricia Smith on May 29, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I loved this episode! The passion, dedication and determination of Emma and her journey of her hugely successful company is fascinating.
    Especially that the true ‘made in Britain’ ethos has been respectfully maintained. Not to mention the work she is doing to bring young people into the industry. Sewing skills have been downgraded for too long, especially the higher end, where Britain used to truly excel.

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