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Make it British event to shine light on Leicestershire-made clothing

Make it British and Leicestershire Textiles Hub will host a joint fashion show at the former’s UK manufacturing conference and sourcing event in June.

The show, which will showcase clothing and accessories made in the region, will take place on the first day of the Meet the Manufacturer event, which runs from June 3-4 at Tobacco Dock in London.

It will be put together by fashion and celebrity stylist Zoe Lem, who comes from Leicestershire.

Since its launch in September 2014, the Leicestershire Textiles Hub has been offering support and information to textile manufacturers in the area to help their businesses grow. 

Programme manager Abdul Bathin said: “The Leicestershire region has always been a traditional centre for knitwear, hosiery and footwear. Leicestershire is an important UK manufacturing centre and the textiles industry is showing encouraging signs of growth, but it’s not without its challenges.

“[The partnership with Make it British] is a great opportunity to showcase the manufacturing capabilities in the region to key buyers and designers from all over the UK.”

Kate Hills, founder and chief executive of Make it British, said: “The Leicestershire Textiles Hub philosophy mirrors ours - to reinvigorate the textiles industry and provide information, inspiration and innovation around British manufacturing. 

“As the trend of reshoring gains momentum, we’re confident this fashion show will bring to life the quality and diversity of manufacturing in Leicestershire and prove an informative experience for buyers.”

Meet the Manufacturer will triple the amount of space dedicated to exhibitors to about 150 this year following its relocation Tobacco Dock in the heart of London’s Docklands.

The decision to move was made after the inaugural event last summer filled to capacity on day one (June 11), with some 3,000 industry members attending.

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