Tag : UK manufacturing
US tariffs 'catastrophic' to UK-made fashionSubscription
UK manufacturers and brands have told Drapers they will be unable to absorb the impending 25% tariff on UK clothing exported to the US, and job losses are likely to result.
The brave new post-Brexit world of UK manufacturing Subscription
New prime minister Boris Johnson is preparing the nation to leave the European Union with or without a deal on 31 October. Drapers examines the challenges and opportunities for UK manufacturing.
Buzzy Textile Forum shakes off Brexit bluesSubscription
Exhibitors praised the positive atmosphere, strong calibre of visitors and focus on UK names at the latest edition of fashion fabrics trade show Textile Forum this week.
Gosha London: a maker of London Fashion WeekSubscription
Mustafa Fuat is flying the flag for UK manufacturing with his womenswear studio, Gosha London
Drapers speaks to UK textile mills about what they are doing to stay ahead, the future of the industry and the impact of Britain’s looming departure from the European Union.
British fashion's £5.5m industrial actionSubscription
A new £5.5m research programme aims to improve speed, productivity and sustainability in the UK’s clothing supply chain.
Comment: Beat Brexit by buying BritishSubscription
Although the dreaded “B” word was a key topic of conversation at the recent edition of menswear-focused trade show Jacket Required, British heritage brand Peregrine helped lift my Brexit fatigue, at least for a while.
Fashion Enter launches womenswear labelSubscription
London-based manufacturer Fashion Enter has launched its own womenswear label, which it is selling direct to consumers online.
At Pantherella International Group, Justin Hall oversees a century of sock-making expertise.
Bespoke shoemaker since 1840 Foster & Son is opening one of the first Northampton footwear factories in decades, next week.
Industry partnership Fashion District is developing a business cluster in east London. Drapers speaks with some of its key players about their ambition to revamp London into a global hub for fashion technology.
Fashion Enter scouts new Irish factorySubscription
Not-for-profit organisation Fashion Enter is looking at premises for a new factory in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland, Drapers can reveal.
Plymouth to launch manufacturing ventureSubscription
Plymouth College of Art and non-profit organisation Millfields Trust are launching a local makers’ initiative, with a particular focus on ethical and British manufacturing.
Mulberry may open third UK factorySubscription
British luxury handbag brand Mulberry could open a third factory in England if it hits growth targets, despite battling higher import costs since the Brexit vote.
Drapers spoke to Susy Brown, founder and designer at luxury British bag brand Baia, to find out about her small-scale manufacturing and passion for “slow fashion”.
Angela Bell, co-founder of luxury cashmere brand Queene & Belle talks to Drapers about her passion for tradition and her own knitwear heritage.
Womenswear brand and manufacturer David Nieper has outlined plans to set up a new fabric-printing facility at its base in Derbyshire.
Why fashion needs an orderly BrexitSubscription
As the UK government attempts to secure a transitional deal to ease our exit from the European Union, we explore how this could benefit the fashion and textiles industry.
The government should consider enforcing an embargo on goods made in factories that fail to pay workers the minimum wage, director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has said.
Yorkshire textile manufacturer opens first storeSubscription
Leeds-based textile manufacturer Abraham Moon & Sons has launched its first flagship store in York.
Industry hits out at Brexit workforce flightSubscription
Retailers and manufacturers have criticised the lack of certainty surrounding Brexit, which has resulted in some European Union workers leaving the UK, causing a skills gap and workforce shortage.
Representatives from New Look and Asos have met with more than 50 representatives of textile industry regulators and enforcement agencies to discuss stamping out unethical practices in factories in the Leicester area.
Drapers spoke to knitwear designer Genevieve Sweeney to find out how she is using her eponymous brand to support UK manufacturing with a hidden network of British knitters.
UK denim manufacturing is making a tentative comeback
M&S and UKFT launch university 'masterclasses'Subscription
The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced it is set to roll out a series of manufacturing “masterclasses” to UK universities, with the support of Marks & Spencer.
Obituary: Leeds tailoring veteran Bobbie CaplinSubscription
Garment manufacturing stalwart Bobbie Caplin died from heart failure on 23 August, days after celebrating his 85th birthday.
Laura Ashley sales and profit plummetSubscription
Sales and profits at fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley tumbled in the year to 30 June, on the back of “challenging” trading conditions and weaker sterling.
It has been seven months since Channel 4’s Dispatches exposé found that some subcontracted garment factories in Leicester were paying workers less than half the national living wage.
Harris Tweed Hebrides extends once-derelict millSubscription
Harris Tweed Hebrides, the main producer of Harris Tweed fabric in the UK, has today unveiled a £2.4m extension to its mill in Shawbost on the Isle of Lewis.
Clarks resumes volume manufacturing in the UKSubscription
Clarks is creating a new manufacturing arm in Somerset, which will have the capacity to produce up to 300,000 pairs of its Desert Boots per year.
New manufacturers' trade show to launch in London Subscription
The Centre for Fashion Enterprise is launching a new trade show for manufacturers in east London, targeting small brands and retailers.
British manufacturing sees post-Brexit boostSubscription
Manufacturers across Britain are seeing their strongest performance for over 20 years in wake of the Brexit vote one year ago today, according to figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Drapers asked exhibitors at made in the UK trade show Meet the Manufacturer this week whether demand for UK products was on the up.
A collaboration between the Cambridge Satchel Company and Brompton bikes flies the flag for UK manufacturing.