Earlier this year I was looking for British manufactured ‘Made in the UK’ and washcare labels for my garments. It’s not simply a case of finding the ones you like and buying them. Because ironically some of them are simply not. I’ve had to send out inquiries because some products I like aren’t transparent about their place of origin. And you can never be too careful.
As a local designer who likes to hold a torch up for UK manufacturing I feel it is my duty to source British made base products whenever I can without pricing myself out of the industry. I like to be transparent about the way I work.
Primarily I know I let myself down on my fabrics which I buy largely as end of roll stock from a third party who sources from Midlands based garment manufacturers. Some of these fabrics are UK made but…
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