The Fashion Trust is a keen promoter of fashion British manufacturing and has been encouraging local businesses to look at these possibilities wherever possible.
Never has there been a better time to look at the possibilities of British manufacturing in preference to overseas markets for bespoke and short run fashion manufacturing.
‘The Greats’ Campaign
New reports by Deloitte indicate Chinese and Indians are more likely visitors to the London Games 2012 and more than 60% would like to buy more British Products. With less than 45 days to go the #GREAT2012 campaign has been helping to promote Britain in key overseas markets and demonstrates the need to continue building on the Olympic legacy.
Especially launched by VisitBritain to promote ‘all things British’ in time to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee and The London 2012 Games.
The ‘Shopping is Great Britain’ campaign is part of ‘The Greats’ and how Brighton, Hove and Sussex fashion businesses can take every opportunity to market their products and services during this important Olympic year.
Great British companies and organisations including the National Grid, BT, Burberry, McLaren, the Premier League, the London Stock Exchange, BAFTA, Land Rover Jaguar, British Airways, Virgin, ARM, Space NK, Laureus Foundation, Coutts, Universal Music, CBI and Mulberry are supporting the campaign. Other well-known companies such as Facebook UK, Google UK, EON Productions and Sony Pictures have also pledged support, with more to be announced.
Top British figures in sport, fashion, design, film and music, including Sir Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Sir Richard Branson, Denise Lewis and James Bond will take part in the campaign as ambassadors for GREAT.
Victoria Beckham acted as an ambassador at the start of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, being photographed with other British fashion greats in a special shoot in New York .
Made By Britain Campaign
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Design and Innovation with the APPG for Manufacturing, put together a project for all MP’s to discover creative and manufacturing talent in their constituency during 2011. Across Sussex, various businesses have been nominated and Hove & Portslade is represented by the Fashion Sussex submission.
“ I’m delighted that The Fashion Trust in Sussex, can support this campaign for promoting British fashion manufacturing, particularly with the Olympics less than a year away and so many global businesses and consumers observing the UK” … stated Mike Weatherley MP and Sussex FashionTrustee. July 2011
Julius Arthur Quinn, ex graduate of Brighton University Fashion & textiles course produced a number of 2012 Olympic inspired prints celebrating International Olympics, The Paralympics and regionally, The Torch Relay which were submitted as Hove and Portslade’s entry and manufactured and produced lifestyle product ranges.
Make It British
At Make it British, Kate and her team believe that a product’s provenance is of the utmost importance. By buying authentic British clothing and accessories, produced by skilled craftsman using the finest materials, the public are helping to keep these skills alive in the UK. Read more > Make it British
The UKFT – UK Fashion & Textile Association
If you are seeking British manufacturers, then look no further. British UK Manfacturing list their ‘Lets Make It Here’ directory. UKFT are making it easier than it’s ever been before to find quality British manufacturers through their online database search facility.
The Fashion Alliance
‘High End’ Supply Chain Database. If you are seeking British manufacturers, then also check out this database for ‘high-end’ manufacturers, factories, trimming merchants and service suppliers. There are specific search tools to help.The Fashion Alliance British manufacturing search facility – click here