British made goods are enjoying a revival and demand for home-produced goods is on the rise, as revealed by a survey carried out by Make it British, with manufacturers reporting increases in production of 25-30% compared to 2015. This growing appetite for home-grown talent will be reflected in this year’s Meet the Manufacturer event, organised by Make it British, on 24 and 25 May at The Old Truman Brewery, London.
Kate Hills, founder and CEO of Make it British, says: “We’ve been inundated with enquiries since our last event from people not only looking for manufacturers to help them make their product in the UK but also from people who would like to buy from brands that are making in Britain. That’s why we’re introducing a new ‘brands hall’ at our next event.”
For the first time, Meet the Manufacturer is giving businesses the opportunity to showcase their distinct and inspirational labels in a dedicated ‘brands hall’, with underwear manufacturer Unibu already confirming they will showcase at the event. Meet the Manufacturer is the only sourcing event exclusively for British fashion, textiles and homeware, including a trade show with over 100 exhibitors and a series of workshops.