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Made in Britain in the news this week 22nd August 2011

Not much of interest regarding British manufacturing in the news this week, just this little snippet:

Portas unveils retail and clothing tie-up with HoF (Drapers)
“Retail guru Mary Portas has launched her much-anticipated collaboration with House of Fraser … with key pieces – three dresses and a pair of trousers – made in the UK…”

I suppose that something is better than nothing!

Lisa Tilley Up-cycled Vintage Suitcase

Lisa Tilley Up-cycled Vintage Suitcase

Honda Made in Britain Competition

Honda recently announced the first winner of their Made in Britain campaign, a monthly competition to find the most creative designer-makers in the UK. The award went to textile designer Chantal Balmer,and runner up was Lisa Tilley who upcycles vintage suitcases like the one you can see above.
To see some of the work submitted so far, and to enter the competition, head along to the Honda Made in Britain Facebook page

 

 

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