Rise in Demand for ‘Made in Britain’ Clothing
Following a spate of bad press on the production industry overseas and the collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory killing more than 1,000 workers reports reveal that consumers are now seeking ‘Made in Britain’ labels when they shop for clothing.
According to Markit/CIPS the demand helped UK manufacturing output soar to its highest level in more than a year in May. Orders for clothing from Britain’s textile and clothing factories rose at the fastest rate in more than two years.
Christopher Williamson, chief economist at Markit, said: “The upturn was only evident in the domestic market, so that could suggest more people were seeking out UK-based clothing suppliers.”
Stronger demand from North America, East Asia, Russia, Germany and France supported British exports, where demand for new cars rose to the highest level since March 2012.
Manufacturing firms also began hiring for the first time in four months in May, as the recent upturn in production encouraged job creation.
Leading the way is our very own FashionCapital factory based in North London. Due to increased demand in production the factory recently moved from 4,500 square foot which produced 5000 units a week to now 7,500 square feet with an additional mezzanine floor increasing production to 7,500 a week.
Support your economy, buy ethically and look for the ‘Made in Britain’ label.