Ten UK garment manufacturers that can help you with production and sampling
If you’re looking for a manufacturer to make clothing, you need look no further than within the UK. There are a whole host of reasons why it’s to your advantage to have your garments manufactured in Britain (you can read about some of them here).
Read on for our pick of the top UK garment manufacturers, from CMT to full service, covering start-ups to high street retailers.
Article 10 specialise in premium T-Shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, for high end brands, lifestyle brands, high end boutiques, etc. They have a low minimum order quantities – usually starting around the 50 units per colour mark (can split over sizes), using their stock fabrics and colours.
Chalk is a small design studio based in Cornwall and aims to be a one stop platform for emerging talent to launch their brands from. We provide services for every step of the pre-launch and post-launch phases with various business packages for brand development, marketing, sales. These are all designed to support our product development and short run manufacturing services.
ED Studio is a London based complete CMT manufacturing service. Their team has several years of experience manufacturing for many well known luxury brands. ED Studio specialises in sample making, production making, cutting, sewing and grading. The fashion studio provides the highest quality services possible to designers, brands and companies and are always looking for more designers, brands and companies to work with.
Fabrika specialise in clothes manufacturing. Providing the highest standards pattern cutting, grading, sampling and small to medium production runs. Their specialists have great experience in industry, paying equal attention to a single garment sampling order or a small production, as to a hundred pieces production run. They build close and personal working relationships with their clients, and strive to deliver the best possible outcomes in the shortest time.
Based in Haringey, North London Fashion Enter is a 7,500 m2 SMETA approved factory manufacturing up to 7,500 units a week with a minimum order quantity of 300 units/ The factory is focused on fast-track quality fashion producing bulk production, from idea concept to delivery, using stock cloth, within a three-week period. The Factory operates the Galaxius Management Information System centring on constant improvement in efficiencies for optimum quality production.
The Fashion & Textile Design Centre (FTDC) is a not for profit, social enterprise that helps establish new design businesses and support existing SMEs. It is supported by the Inner City Trust, with the purpose of creating employment within the fashion and retail sector of Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK. Established in 2014 as a legacy to the once great shirt making industry in Derry /Londonderry, we offer designers the opportunity to work in a creative environment with other like-minded individuals, industry professionals and experienced technicians, to help concepts and collections become commercial and sustainable businesses.
The FTDC also offers a sample unit and short run production facility for start up designers and established SME’s with the facilities to make up to 100 units per order. Sampling can consist of pattern grading and a sealing process, or simply sampling to a pre provided pattern – every client’s need is unique.
Hall U.K (Manufacturing) Ltd, based in Sheffield is a Family Owned Independent Company providing a service of U.K manufactured clothing from small designers through to high street retail. They offer a full CMT service from as little as 50 garments per style in respect of ladies wear, men’s wear and incorporating children’s wear. They also offer a pattern cutting and grading service with customer service paramount.
JJ Clothing Ltd. are a small clothing factory in Leicester, started in 2000, employing 8 staff. They work on a CMT basis, specialising in stretch fabrics using card patterns for dance wear and maternity wear in stretch jersey and stretch lace. They have several types of machines including: lockstitch machine, 4 thread overlocker, twin needle hemmer, top stitch machine, elasticated machine, baby overlocker, button sewer, underbust elasticator, heat seal machine, straight knife cutting machine, steam generator iron and vacuum table iron board.
Oxford Blue are a classic English outwear manufacturer. Their family owned business has been established for well over 50 years, specialising in the manufacture of mens and ladies outerwear in the UK. They offer OEM as well as private label, with low minimums and competitive prices.
Pavash Limited was established in 2002 in Birmingham, and has since grown to become a leading UK women’s clothing manufacturer. They manufacture and supply a range of premium quality women’s clothing, working from initial designs through to production to provide an all-encompassing service at a competitive price. As innovators of the highest standard, they use unique technology, meticulous planning with an strong work ethic. They foster a collaborative culture and value their highly skilled staff who take pride in the garments they manufacture.
Style Manufacturing offers UK clothing and accessories manufacture for your business. They deliver high quality production and have years of experience making a vast range of clothing garments. Based in Sheffield, UK, they accept CMT and fully factored projects. With more than 15 years experience, they specialise in cotton aprons, classic tailored shirts and waistcoats, polo’s and t-shirts, formal and corporate wear, branded hospitality and bar wear.
Tanya Dimitrova Sampling & Production are a premiere clothing manufacturer providing extensive services in creative pattern cutting, sampling and small production runs. Specialising in women’s and menswear, bridal, ready to wear and bespoke, they can work with all types of fabric.
What selection criteria was used to pick the UK garment manufacturers for this article?
This list is just a fraction of the garment manufacturers in the UK. How did we pick just 10?
Our first port of call was the Make it British Directory, which contains details of 100’s of companies that make in the UK. We also wanted to include clothes manufacturers in the list that made a broad range of different clothing, as well as those that could supply small businesses and start-ups.