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Kate Hills from Make it British in The Independent 8th Mar 2017

By Admin | March 9, 2017

Kate Hills was asked to give her thoughts on how the Spring Budget might effect UK manufacturers You can read the article on The Independent website here

Make it British team in The Independent

Make it British featured in The Independent 8th March 2017

By Admin | March 8, 2017

Thanks to the Independent for their feature on the Make it British story. You can read the full article here  The Independent ran a feature for International Womens Day about the Make it British team, and how we are all working mums. You can read the full story here…

Mums that Make it British

By Admin | March 8, 2017

Press Release: Mums that Make it British Around 54,000 new mothers lose their jobs each year, according to an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report.  It was statistics like this that prompted Kate Hills, a mother of two young children herself, to employ an army of mums to support her when she launched her…

Should the UK Government be buying British?

By Kate Hills | February 22, 2018

MP demands to know why Parliament aren’t serving on plates made in Stoke-on-Trent When Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth noticed plates in the Houses of Parliament that didn’t have the renowned Stoke-on-Trent backstamp she questioned WHAT the UK Government were actually buying that was made in Britain. Ms Smeeth requested figures from the House of…

Radio 5 Live feature on 'Made in Britain' from the Grenson shoe factory

By Kate Hills | January 23, 2018

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake asks “Is Made in Britain a label to be proud of?” in this interview live from the Grenson factory in Northampton. Click the link above to listen to the interview In this special edition of BBC Radio 5 Live’s afternoon show, presenter Nihal Arthanayake visits the famous Grenson footwear factory…

Cotton: The mills are alive with the sound of sewing

By Kate Hills | December 26, 2017

Make it British helped put together this piece for  BBC News about the regeneration of the UK cotton supply chain The film follows the journey of raw cotton from bale to rail – the first time that this has happened in the UK for decades. First the raw cotton is spun at English Fine Cottons,…

'A return of manufacturing to the UK was only a matter of time'

By Kate Hills | July 24, 2017

The following article appeared in Drapers Magazine, July 2017 ‘A return of manufacturing to the UK was only a matter of time’ As interest in reshoring grows, Make it British founder Kate Hills says retailers that really want to make it happen should invest in their own factories. Clarks plans to open a brand new…

Make it British Manufacturing at Heart Podcast

Why I left my corporate job to dedicate my time to supporting UK manufacturing

By Kate Hills | May 16, 2017

Listen to this episode of the Make it British Podcast Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x [0:00] [0:00] [0:00] volume Why I left my corporate job to dedicate my time to supporting UK manufacturing iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotifyTune-in Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player…

'Is it time to find a factory closer to home?' – Sunday Times 26th March 2017

By Kate Hills | March 29, 2017

The following article appeared in The Sunday Times on 26th march 2017 Kate Hills, founder of  Make it British was asked to comment about the increased demand for UK production. You can read the full article below.  

Article by Karen Kay for The Observer

'Homespun UK clothing is back in vogue as big brands go for a personal touch'

By Kate Hills | October 30, 2016

The Observer. Sunday 30th October 2016 Kate Hills from Make it British contributed to a piece about the rise of British womenswear brands that are working with UK manufacturers. The full article can be read here