Play your part in the future of UK manufacturing
We held our first Make it British Forum this week – a gathering of businesses, students, lecturers and industry experts, to discuss the future of the UK textile industry and the wider issues surrounding buying British.
A straw poll was taken at the forum to ask how many of the attendees were wearing something that was made in Britain. Only half the audience put their hands up – and yet this is at an event where people are interested in supporting UK manufacturing.
Look around your house, look at your wardrobe and ask yourself the same question….
What do you own that is made in Britain?
Issues with the traceability of garment production in overseas factories is an ongoing concern. News stories such as the recent Panorama programme about Syrian refugee children working in Turkish factories only serves to highlight the human outcry to re-address our values.
Now more than ever we need a post-Brexit plan to rediscover our heritage, re-open our factories and invest in the future of UK manufacturing. We need to make it British and make it Great again!
You can play your part by actively seeking products made in Britain. Start with some of the businesses in our directory, and keep your eye out for our Christmas Gift Guide which is launching soon, which will help you Buy British this Christmas.