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Are you coming to Meet the Manufacturer 11th & 12th June?


Jenny Holloway, Director of London based fashion manufacturer Fashion Enter will join an expert line-up of speakers, including Mary Portas at the first edition of Meet the Manufacturer, to address the potential of a full-scale return of fashion and textiles manufacturing to the UK.


Mary Portas and Jenny Holloway

Fashion Enter who produces up to 10,000 garments a week and produces for M&S with the Best of British collection will share its experiences of UK manufacturing with over 1,000 clothing brands, retailers, buyers and manufacturers and discuss “Why Made in Britain is here to stay”.

One and two-day conference tickets for the Meet the Manufacturer conference can be purchased at www.meetthemanufacturer.co.uk with day one targeted at bigger brands aiming to reshore back to the UK, and day two focused on smaller companies looking to launch and build Great British brands, and work with UK factories.

 Jenny Holloway, Director, said:  “We are delighted to be speaking at Meet the Manufacturer because the return to onshore manufacturing is here to stay! There seems to be a myth that UK manufacturers are all high end niche and that’s far from reality. We work to very high standards and we are manufacturing bulk lines with the largest run being 48,000 for ASOS.com so far! It’s time to galvanise all retailers, designers and manufacturers together to ensure we maximise the potential for quality production in the UK today and for future generations.”


Organised by Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, the campaign for British manufacturing, the Meet the Manufacturer conference and sourcing event will take place on 11 & 12 June 2014 at The Old Truman Brewery in London’s East End.


Retail expert Mary Portas will open the conference and will be joined by an inspiring line-up of more than 20 leading manufacturers, fashion brands and industry experts from John Smedley, Roland Mouret, ASOS, Mulberry, Fashion Enter, Reshore UK and MAS, Joseph Cheaney & Sons, Gaddum & Gaddum, Albam Clothing, Globe-Trotter, The London Cloth Company, Tony Lutwyche, Grey Fox Blog, Creative Skillset, The All in One Company, Eve Pollard Designs, Bridgwater College, Young British Designers, The Great British Banjo Company, Draw in Light, Holland & Sherry, Threads London providing advice and real-life experiences of building British brands, how to successfully manufacture in the UK and work with British factories.

There will also be a series of panel discussions asking ‘what does Made in Britain actually mean?’ ‘Do customers really care where their clothes are made?’ and ‘How do you compete with companies that are ‘faking it British’ and making overseas?’

Attendees can also meet exhibitors from across the fashion and textile sectors at the Meet the Manufacturer trade show and there will be networking lunches on both days of the conference.

Further details, including the full line-up of speakers, agenda and tickets for one and both days of the conference, can be found at www.meetthemanufacturer.co.uk

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