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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…

Kate Hills, founder of Make it British

Kate Hills joins the UK manufacturers call for action on migration

By Kate Hills | July 9, 2019

UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit. The below article was featured on drapersonline.com in July 2019, by Isabella Fish: In September 2018, the government’s Migration Advisory Committee recommended folding European Union citizens…

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,…

‘Is making clothing in the UK really more expensive?’

By Kate Hills | November 21, 2017

Drapers. 15 May 2017 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, writes for Drapers to debunk the myth that manufacturing garments in the UK is more expensive than overseas. Read the full article here.

'Long may the renaissance continue!'

By Kate Hills | November 21, 2017

Print and Promotion. 20 September 2017 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British and Meet the Manufacturer, takes a look at the current state of the UK textile manufacturing scene and what the future holds for it. Read the full article here.

'Made in Britain: A Look at UK Manufacturing'

By Kate Hills | November 21, 2017

Virgin Start Up. Virgin Start Up in conversation with Make it British founder, Kate Hills, on why making in the UK is great, how British startups can keep their manufacturing here, and what’s next for UK manufacturing. Read the full article here.