Made in Britain

The Demise of the British High Street?
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The Demise of the British High Street?

Much has been written about the decline of the British high street this year with the impact of covid lockdowns and restrictions. Just this last year we have seen the closure of Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley, Oasis, Warehouse, Evans, Mothercare and Topshop among many others. Many gaping holes are left in our shopping streets, but…

The Innovators In Fostering Sustainable Practices
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The Innovators In Fostering Sustainable Practices

This week has seen a series of events celebrating and promoting the ‘Fostering Sustainable Practices’ research project. This ambitious project was ran by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion along with other academics at the Open University and the University of Middlesex and key industry partners. Along with 26 other micro and small enterprises (MSEs) my…

What Is Being Done To Fix Fashion?
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What Is Being Done To Fix Fashion?

Last week I was invited to take part in the Westminster Business Forum about the next steps for the UK fashion industry looking at sustainability, ethics and growth. I was very excited to be involved and to know that ministers are looking into how to fix fashion. Fixing Fashion Inquiry In 2018 the UK government’s…

10 Brilliant British-made Fashion Brands
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10 Brilliant British-made Fashion Brands

To celebrate the first Made in UK day on the 9th March I wanted to champion some amazing fashion & textile brands that I love that are making in Britain and are brilliantly sustainable and ethical too. Socko Socko make sustainable socks using recycled ECONYL nylon and pre-consumer waste or leftover merino wool sourced from…

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Meet our Makers – Discovery Knitting

Discovery Knitting knit the jersey and loopback with certified organic yarn for our t-shirts and sweatshirts and are based in South Wigston, Leicestershire just over 20 miles from our office. They knit high quality knit fabrics for fashion designers in the UK and across the world including organic and merino wool.  They are a first…

6 Reasons to Buy British Fashion
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6 Reasons to Buy British Fashion

Products made in Britain will most often demand a high price point, including British fashion. So why pay that extra cost? Is it worth that higher price? Quality Considering the industrial revolution and clothing manufacture began in Britain, it is not surprising that we are known around the world for producing high quality goods. Making…