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'Making it in the UK - Ready or Not? The Reality of Manufacturing Fashion in Britain'

Tuesday 25 February 2014
Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicester

The conference assembled speakers from the government, fashion retail, brand, manufacturing and training sectors having a real impact on rejuvenating the UK's garment-making industry. Each gave practical advice and shared their experiences, wisdom and visions in the belief that the UK's garment manufacturing heritage has a vibrant and very real future.

Media sponsor: just-style
Industry sponsors: Advanced Supply Chain and Johnson Cleaners in association with GreenEarth Cleaning

Speaker presentations: 

'The Reality of Manufacturing in the UK Today' Alek Adamski, Partner, Kurt Salmon

'British Design and British Made' Christopher Nieper, Managing Director, David Nieper

'The Changing Face of Sourcing' David Goodwin, Head of Technical Services, Matalan and Chris Taylor, Commericial & Operations Director, Basic Thinking

'The Alliance Project - Remit and Reality' Lorna Fitzsimons, Director, the Alliance Project

'The Challenges of Supplying the UK High Street' Jonny Mitchell, Executive Director at Crystal Martin International

'Going Global with a British Brand' Ian Maclean , Managing Director, John Smedley

'How I Have Aged! Manufacturing in the UK 2012-2014' Jenny Holloway, Director, Fashion Enter

'The Best of British' Tony O'Connor, Head of Menswear Design, Marks & Spencer

'What are the Next Steps for UK Manufacturers?' Kate Hills, Founder, Make it British


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