Elizabeth Martin at Make it British Live 2018
We are so exciting to be exhibiting at Make it Brirish Live , 23rd-34th May 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, London.
The brainchild of Kate Hills, a former fashion buyer, who founded a website called Make it British in 2011 as a platform for promoting UK manufacturers and British-made brands. Very quickly Make it British began receiving lots of enquiries from businesses looking to connect with UK fashion and textile manufacturers. At the same time manufacturers that Kate spoke to were still predominantly relying on word of mouth to find new customers. Now in its fifth year, the event is held in a five-hall space of 55,000 sqft at The Old Truman Brewery, over the road from the where the first event took place. More than 5,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors are expected in 2018, showing the increasing demand for making in the UK and buying British-made products.
As well as buyers, designers and sourcing managers from designer brands to high street multiples and independent retailers, the show attracts overseas visitors from 17 different countries, including Japan, Germany and Scandinavia, who all come to the event looking for authentic British-made products. This annual conference and trade show is already proving a magnet for thousands of designers, manufacturers, retailers and academics since its launch five years ago and we’re confident that our rebrand will be the fanfare to attract even more progressive businesses looking to source locally and reshore their production back to the UK.
You can meet Elizabeth Martin at this year’s Make it British Live event