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As Seen in the Daily Mail: Sam Cam in fresh row over snubbing UK fashion factories

29-05-2024   


Fashion-Enter Ltd, CEO Jenny Holloway has spoken up against Lord Cameron’s fashion designer wife Samantha Cameron’s throwaway comment about a lack of ‘high quality factories in Britain.’

In Cameron’s interview with The Guardian earlier this month she was quoted as saying: “We produce in the region where the fabric comes from, for sustainability reasons.” Tailoring is made in Portugal, silk pieces in China, and cotton in India. 

“We work with a small number of factories that we know. And to me what matters most is that the clothes are beautifully made and finished and will be worn for ages. We’re not making throwaway things.”

Picking up on the story The Daily Mail interviewed FEL’s Jenny Holloway, published 27th April 2024, who told The Daily Mail: 

‘That there is ‘fantastic expertise’ in Britain and using manufacturers closer to home meant ‘reducing your carbon footprint and safeguarding jobs’.

Jenny featured in The Daily Mail

Jenny said: “I challenge Samantha and say please come and see us. How can you demean an entire sector of industry?”

Amanda McLaren, whose woollen mill A W Hainsworth is in Pudsey, Yorkshire, dubbed Lady Cameron’s remarks ‘shameful’. 

Lord Young, patron of mentoring group FashionCapital, added: ‘I find it astonishing Samantha Cameron says she couldn’t find a British manufacturer. She couldn’t have looked very hard.’

The article has sparked hundreds of readers to comment with many stating that she is putting profit before people and a spokesperson from her brand, Cefinn added: “These were comments made four years ago and do not reflect Samantha’s views now.

“She supports UK manufacturing wholeheartedly and Cefinn was part of a recent initiative, in partnership with 10 Downing Street, set up to introduce British fashion and retail businesses to UK-based manufacturers and suppliers.

“She understands how much this can help Cefinn and is always looking to utilise the skills and craftsmanship that the UK supplies.”

Tap here to read The Daily Mail story.




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