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‘Securing a strong future for UK manufacturing’

By Kate Hills | June 5, 2019

CWB. 5 June 2019 CWB, the UK’s leading trade magazine dedicated exclusively to the childrenswear industry takes a look at Make it British Live! 2019 trade show and conference. Read the full article here.

‘Make it British Live a success at new location’

By Kate Hills | May 29, 2019

Drapers. 29 May 2019 Drapers celebrates the success of Make it British Live! in its new home at the Business Design Centre Read the full article here.

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.

'Make it British goes to Manchester'

By Kate Hills | November 21, 2017

Innovation In Textiles. 20 October 2017 Innovation In Textiles announce the Manchester Make it British forum. Read the full article here.

'Make it British helping designers connect with UK manufacturers'

By Kate Hills | November 21, 2017

Smallbusiness.co.uk. 20 February 2017 Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, discusses the launch of ‘Ask Kate Live’ to help designers find the right UK manufacturer for their brand. Read the full article here.